Tetramythos is a boutique winery located on the slopes of mount Aroania, in northern Peloponnese. It was founded by brothers Aristides and Stathis Spanos who, in 1999, decided to turn their passion for organic farming from a hobby into a fully-fledged commercial operation. They then enlisted Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos, today one of Greece’s most respected winemakers, to lead wine production. The three men share a common devotion to the terroir and grape varieties of the Peloponnese and have, since the project’s inception, been committed to sustainable farming practices and low intervention winemaking.
Tetramythos has been nothing short of a pioneer, acting as a driving force to recover indigenous varieties close to extinction and make terroir-driven wines accessible to a wider audience. Their beautiful vines, now covering 14 hectares, are planted on a variety of different soils at altitudes between 650 and 1050 metres on north-facing slopes where breezes from the gulf of Corinth help produce fresh, healthy and balanced grapes.
A few years ago, they introduced their Naturɛ range, a line-up of single-varietal wines made with virtually no intervention except for a small addition of sulphur before bottling. They are pure and textural expressions of the grapes, that convey a unique sense of place and are altogether a joy to drink.
The Agiorgitiko Naturɛ is the perfect example of the elegance they’ve achieved with a grape so often misunderstood and mistreated. If handled correctly, on the other hand, it has a perfect balance of fruit, acidity, alcohol and tannin, as shown in this wine.
It is fermented in concrete where it stays for 6 months prior to bottling.
What’s in the glass: A smooth and uplifting wine with vibrant flavours of red cherry, blood orange, wild strawberries and wild oregano. Tannins are soft, smooth and round. There’s a lovely nerve and energy supported by the intense fruit and refreshing acidity. A pleasure to drink. Cool, elegant and down-to-earth. Don’t forget to chill before serving!
Grape Variety: Agiorgitiko
Region/Appellation: Agialeia, PGI Peloponnese
Alcohol content: 13% ABV
Current vintage: 2019
Ideal serving temperature: 13/14ºC
Drinking window: Drink now or save for up to two years.
Pairs perfectly with: Grilled white fish, roast chicken, vegetable quiche.