Special BAYWAY100 points - The 2014 Mantinia (with just Domaine Spiropoulos) is all Moschofilero, dry, unoaked and coming in at 12% alcohol. It was sourced from 17-year-old vines at 650 meters in altitude. A bit light in the mid-palate, this is nonetheless invigorating for its crisp finish and lively demeanor. Beautifully constructed, it has some penetration and tension on the finish. A classic, crisp and easygoing summer wine, this should do great over the next year or two. It may do better, but you’re well advised to drink it as fresh as possible.
Domaine Spiropoulos is a family-run winery located in the Mantinia region of the Peloponnese. This beautiful white wine is made in the traditional method from the indigenous Moschofilero grape. "A well-structured white, with a hint of petrol on the nose and tropical overtones to the melon and green apple flavors. Shows plenty of minerality, with notes of sea salt on the crisp, vibrant finish." - Wine Spectator
|Wine maker notes
|An Appellation of Origin Mantinia dry white wine produced solely from the Moschofilero grape. The vines are grown at an altitude of 650 meters. The free run must is then placed in stainless steel vats where it ferments for approximately twenty days. Bottling takes place seventy-five days after the end of fermentation. The wine is greenish yellow in color with a delicate floral bouquet. It is youthful and dry with citrus flavors and medium acidity that cleanses the palate. Overall, it is a balanced wine with a pleasant medium length finish.
|Organic wine production is a growing sector of Greek viticulture. Domaine Spiropoulos was established in 1870. The vineyard site is located in Mantinia on a plateau that is 650 meters above sea level. In the 1970’s the Spiropoulos family uprooted and replanted their vineyards with younger vines. An experimental vineyard was also created to save local varieties that were nearing extinction. Since 1993, Domaine Spiropoulos has received numerous medals for its organically grown wines. The Domaine is located in Mantinia, an area in the Peloponnese region. The International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements has also certified the Domaine’s grapes as a product of organic farming. For more info please visit www.domainspiropoulos.com