Tetramythos Roditis Orange Natur 2019/2020 Peloponnese
Tetramythos is situated near Ano Diakopto overlooking the Gulf of Corinth in northern Peloponnese. Cultivation of grapes here dates back to at least 150 AD, with glowing contemporary accounts. The beautifully wild vines are planted in a variety of true cool climate vineyards on the slopes of Mount Aroania, where breezes from the gulf of Corinth help produce fresh and balanced grapes.
The winery is owned by the spectacularly named trio of Aristides and Stathis Spanos, who are brothers, and the highly talented winemaker Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos, regarded as one of Greece's most talented natural winemakers.
Hailing from near Patras in the Peloponnese of Western Greece these are 50 year old, unirrigated roditis bush vines. Fermented in clay amphorae for 21 days, the wine is then matured for 6 months in neutral oak. Candied apricots, crab apple, white pepper with an almost creamy finish and subtle tannin from the amphorae.