“Wandering in the paths of Agiorgitiko”
– Nemea –
The winemaker Yiannis Tselepos, carrying 30 years of experience with the Moschofilero variety in Mantinia, completed his winemaking quests in the Peloponnese by choosing the Agiorgitiko variety for his red wines.
Thus, in 2003 he bought a 9-hectare vineyard of 50 years-old vines in the area of Koutsi Nemea, at an altitude of 380 meters which was named Ktima Driopi. This region was chosen for its ability to produce wines of high quality and long aging potential from the variety “Agiorgitiko”. Wines characterized by intense color, fruit, velvety flavor and high levels of polyphenols and tannins.
Ktima Driopi, under the guidance of Yiannis Tselepos, adapted to the new circumstances. Thus, a 10-acre piece of land was replanted with selected, virus-free clones of Agiorgitiko. The rest of the vineyard was maintained and harmonized with the new philosophy and high standards of Ktima Tselepos, with low yields (6-7 tons per hectare) and innovative viticulture methods. Inside the Estate, a small but perfectly equipped winery was built for the needs of the Estate’s wine production.