Tetramythos Cabernet Sauvignon Natur 2017 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.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a grape well-known and well-loved, so it is refreshing to try this example with its familiar ripe blackcurrant fruit and smoky nose but also scrub herbs and turned earth. Velvet tannins, check. Bordeaux looking over its shoulder? Check.