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Retsina Amphora

"Really worth a try whatever you think about Retsina and whatever terrible stuff you may have had before "

Julia Harding MW, 2013 vintage, tasted in November 2014

  • Producer: Tetramythos
  • Winemaker: Panagiotis Papayiannopoulos
  • Country of Origin: Greece
  • Region of Origin: Ano Diakopto
  • Style: Dry White Wine
  • Grape varieties:  100% Roditis
  • Body: Medium
  • Vintage: NV
  • ABV: 12.5%
  • Drinking window: 2020-2025
  • Closure Type: Cork

Vineyard Information

– Location: Aegialia, Ano Diakopto

– Soil: clay and limestone

– Exposure: North

– Trellising System: bushvines

– Number of vines per hectare: 4400

– Yield: 46hl/ha

– Agricultural method: Organic

Winemaking process

– Harvest date: beginning of october

– Harvested by hand

– Use only the free run must

– Fermentation in clay amphoras

– Type of Yeasts used: wild

– Addition of  pine resin (1kg/10hl) in 'teabags', selected from pine trees surrounding the vineyards.

Tasting advice

– Wine and food pairing: fabulous as an aperitif and even better with roast chicken.


2015 vintage, Julia Harding MW for Jancis Robinson, 16.5 points