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    Diamantis "Magoutes Vineyard" Rosé '20

    Northern Greece

    Diamantis "Magoutes Vineyard" Rosé '20

    Diamantis Winery sits in the rugged, mountainous north-western hinterland of Macedonia. A place of stark beauty and cool climate which, unlike most of Greece, sees no sea softening maritime influences by virtue of its high, inland isolation. In this landscape sits Siatista, a town whose history with vines runs back to at least 1670, although since records have been lost or destroyed by various revolutions, wars and conflagrations the true length and breadth of the viticultural history of this area is somewhat obscured. 

    In this wind-swept and arid locale, anchored on an impressively rocky limestone terroir, Diamantis Winery’s own specific story goes back to the beginning of 20th century when Dimitrios Diamantis’ grandfather, one of Siatista‘s leading grape growers, hand-grafted the now centennial vineyard of the domaine on the family land. Yet as time passed and grape growing became less profitable, most of the region’s vineyards faded into obscurity until by the 1970s, only a few old vines survived. 

    In the early 90s the winery focused on protecting and reviving the varieties and managed to save enough genetic material to re-plant 18 hectares on the limestone/clay slopes of the "Magoutes" area (750 - 890 meters altitude). All of this has been made possible by Dimitri’s energetic drive and the equal energy, conviction, and support of George Papageorgiou, his business partner who’s family also hails from Siatista. The two families share a common vision for their homeland: to protect and revive the region’s viticultural heritage and its potential to produce unique wines.

    This Rosé is made of 80% Xinomavro and 20% Moschomavro (one of only a few producers using this grape today!) planted on limestone and clay with low yields. Aromatic ripe cantaloupe on the nose with a whiff of almost sanguine meatiness. On the palate it is fresh and generous with a prickly pear like sweet red fruit finishing with a very fine limestone minerality. This will make any rosé lover’s heart sing, and is interesting enough on its own to be the star of an afternoon aperitif. 




    Producer Diamantis


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