Tasting Notes: Brilliant straw colour with greenish shades. Exotic fruit and notes of melon, lemon, green pepper and jasmine with orange on the nose. The palate is delightfully rich with flavours of peach and green apple and a lemony finish. A fresh and mouth-watering acidity.
Region: Peloponnese, Greece
Varieties: 50% Assyrtiko 50% Malagousia
Pairing: Tempura vegetables, calamari or fried fish with lots of lemon.
More Info: Assyrtiko and Malagousia grapes are planted on the Sotini Mountain at 650m altitude, which helps the grapes retain their vibrant acidity.
The Lantides Estate is situated in the Ancient site of Nemea, in the heart of the Peloponnese, north of Argos and just west of Corinth on the coast of the Aegean. Panikos and his son Simon run 25 hectares of vineyards which are situated around the mountainous valley of Skoteini at an altitude of between 500 - 650 meters above sea level. This family business was started in 1993 by Panikos Landidis, who had previously studied oenology in Montpellier and Bordeaux. Today this knowledge is used to make quality wines using local varieties that are native to Greece.
The Peloponnese Peninsula is a large landform on the southern edge of continental Greece. Covered in mountains, rugged plateaus and valleys, the area has an abundance of meso-climates and terroirs suitable for premium viticulture. Native grape varieties such as Agiorgitiko, Moschofilero and Mavrodaphne are planted throughout the peninsula. The modern Peloponnese wine industry began to grow following the end of World War II, and today the region is one of the most viticulturally productive in Greece.