“Gods gave to mortals the grapevine because without wine
love would not exist, nor any other joy in people’s lives”
– Euripedes –
It was during the ’60s when Lefteris Glinavos envisioned that his homeland could return fruits of exceptional quality. Therefore, he made a decision to go abroad & study oenology & viticulture at the famous school in Bordeaux (France) & become one of the first oenologists in Greece engaged in producing wine. In 1978 he establishes “Domaine Glinavos” in the Protected Designation of Origin Viticultural Area of Zitsa, Ioannina. Even since 1980, he used the most advanced technologies of the time, however, he was & still remains loyal to the tradition & the main varieties of the area of Zitsa: the white “Debina” & the reds “Vlahiko” & “Bekari”. In 1990, “Domaine Glinavos” made a new start &broadened its horizons as the son of the founder, Thomas Glinavos, joined the family business. It was then that the first major investment was made with an emphasis on modernizing the winemaking equipment & creating new buildings, open to the public. In 2009, “Domaine Glinavos” establishes a new major unit in order to continue the tradition of Zitsa in exceptional quality sparkling & semi-sparkling wines produced from the “Debina” & other grape varieties.
“Debina” is produced with the “signature” of the unique homonymous grape variety of Zitsa. A unique semi-sparkling white wine with rich natural foaming & intense fresh aromas, achieved during the second fermentation in stainless steel tanks following the method of “closed tanks” (cuvée close or Méthode Charmat). It has a wheaten colour & it is expressive in the nose with pleasant aromas of fresh fruits, mainly green fruits such as apple & pear & impressive hints of melon. In the mouth is light, cool with fresh taste & rich foaming. It has a pleasant finish with length & finesse.
Enjoy the thousands of natural bubbles…