Oenology Jewels… from the Jewel of the Ionian!
Kefalonia owes its great winemaking wealth to two main factors: the wonderful & rare varieties & the charismatic & diverse terroir. The noble Robola, the dynamic Mavrodaphne, the multipurpose Zakynthino, the tannic white Vostilidi, the aromatic Muscat & the elegant Tsaousi, are all rare varieties with a unique oenological interest. Each farmed at their ideal vineyard, they are able to offer wines of the highest quality, creating a wide range of selected wines. In Thiramonas, a small picturesque village in Southern Kefalonia, Nikos Petrakopoulos carries on a centuries-old family tradition. As a descendant of the Melissinoi & Solomoi families, he aspires to leave his personal mark on the island’s cultural promotion, building on its wine-making wealth & rare local grape varieties. With a vision of showcasing the wealth of Kefalonian grape & vine diversity, he creates unique, high-quality wines from the valuable local varieties & from charismatic vineyards of the island. With organic practices & handcrafted processes, he offers a rare collection of young & aged wines in a limited number of bottles.
“Mavrodaphni Kokkino” is an unfined & unfiltered, dry red wine from Mavrodaphne grapes originating from a single vineyard on the slopes of Southern Kefalonia & from sandy clay soils. Their meticulous pruning, non-irrigated cultivation & rigorous sorting at the winery, ensure that the grapes are of the highest quality. The short extraction of skins provides a fresh character with delicious red fruit & fine soft tannins.
The Dry Expression of Mavrodaphne!