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The land

In the heart of Laconia and the land that was connected in ancient times with the Ancient Spartans, our privately owned vineyards extend to the present Municipal District of Potamia in the Municipality of Sparta. Due to their position, the influences they receive are manifold, while the fact that a large part of them, lies at the foot of the TAYGETOS, plays a decisive role.

Altitude differences, vineyards with different soil composition and diversity in climatic conditions explain the complexity of the final product, which fully reflects the particular alloy of wine characteristics. Notable even the role of air in the area, low humidity levels, but also an ecosystem that has a central element of a river. Indeed, the "Gerakaris" crosses but also delimits the area, contributing to its mild climate especially during periods of gravity.

Very briefly, in this particular setting we grow our vines dominated by the varieties "Kydonitsa" and "Mavroudi". It is worth staying and getting to know them better.

Mavroudi | They say it was the sweet wine that Odysseus offered to Cyclops. It is a Peloponnesian variety, widespread however elsewhere. Its name derives from the characteristic black color of its roots and gives wine with strong personality, velvety texture, usually heavy aroma, sweet and rich flavor and quite robust, fresh tannins. It is worth noting that Mavroudi gives different types of products depending on the environment in which they grow. From sweet wines to wonderful rosé dry and aged red.

 Kydonitsa | Despite its distinct origin, Kydonitsa came close to its disappearance. It was rejuvenated and emerged thanks to the insistence of Laconia winemakers. It is a white variety that gives white dry wines while it is a variety of the blend of sweet white wine Malvasia. Kydonitsa gives wines with a yellowish-green color of moderate intensity and intense aromas dominated by the notes of a mature quince [hence its name]. The mouth is round, soft and well structured. It is noteworthy that the unicyclonic bottling plants are few and predominantly come from Laconia.