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Papaioannau, Nemea

One of the first Greek Producers who understood the importance of allowing the terroir to show in the characteristics of the wine

Thanasis Papaioannou is one of the first Greek producers who understood and promoted the idea that wine must retain its unique characteristics of the grape variety, the vineyard, it's location as well as the procedures, which are followed by the viticulturist for the sake of a biological balance.

The family owns vineyards in various locations in Nemea and the chosen grape varieties are cultivated with the aim of achieving ultimate harmony with the eco system.

Mr Papaioannou's son, George, a chemist/ oenologist, continues the traditions of old and is as creatively active in his own vineyards as in the modern winery in Ancient Nemea. The goal of both individuals is the continuous improvement of the wines produced, to maintain high standards of hygiene and organic characteristics as well as experimentation with new styles of wines.

The vineyard area is around 57 hectares, spread over various plots, terroir and soil types and each wine is characterized by differences in the ecosystem and the age of the vines. Native varieties such as Agiorgitiko, Roditis, Assyrtiko are grown as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Touriga, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon,