This estate was founded only in 1998 by the Xigoros family. Culitivating a familiar blend of native and international varieties, it is unsurprisingly the former to which we were drawn. We thought that these two examples of Peloponnesan classics were excellent examples of their kind, very much in the line of the Tselepos wines we used to have.
Next to Xinomavro, Agiorgitko must be considered Greece’s other noble black variety, and nowhere does it fare (excuse the pun) better than in Nemea. This example is rugged yet fine, with a powerful iron undertow to its black cherry fruit. Remarkably serious wine for the money.
Moschofilero is a wonderful grape, with its hauntingly piercing floral scent, moderate body and fine acidity. It has more than a passing resemblance to fine Gelber Muskateller, and Mantinia is acknowledged to be the place in Greece where it shows its greatest possible expression. This is an exciting new example.