Founded in 1919, Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Attica region of Central Greece, just 18 miles from Athens. Today, the winery is run by the 3rd generation, Vassilis Papagiannakos, who has issued a new era of modern winemaking while still maintaining the family’s dedication to cultivating and preserving the region’s most famous indigenous grape, Savatiano. The winery produces a small amount of red wine, showcasing both the indigenous Agioritiko as well as international varietals.
About the Vineyard
The vineyards used for the Papagiannakos Kalogeri Red are located in southeastern Attica at an altitude of 330 feet. The vineyard is relatively young, with an average of 20-years-old, and has a northeast-facing exposure. The vineyard is farmed without irrigation, resulting in low-yielding vines that produce grapes with rich, concentrated fruit flavors.
The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the fresh, varietal fruit flavors. Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months prior to bottling. Vinified in a dry style, this wine bears the regional Attiki PGI appellation designation.
Dark ruby-red in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich and complex bouquet with aromas of ripe red fruit, baking spices and hints of vanilla oak. The palate is round and well-balanced, with rich tannins and a long, lasting finish.
The full-bodied structure of this red wine makes it an ideal pairing for a variety of red meat, wild game, and dishes with heavy sauces.