On the harsh, hilly landscape, in the
centre of the island Tinos, lie the vineyards of Alexandre
Avantangelos. Greek born, he moved to France at the ripe age of 17
and it was here he first developed a love for wine; particularly
When moving back to his homeland, he took his engrained french
cultural attitude to the island and invested both his time, money
and passion into rejuvenating the ruined vineyards of Tinos.
His vision, along with the help of a team of equally impassioned
and ambitious peers, saw the true potential of what these vines
could become and, together, they transformed the boulder filled,
waterless earth into an internationally-acclaimed wine producing
vineyard. "There is so much energy to these wines, that comes
straight through the granitic soils of white and blue marbles...
what more can you say than perfection...." Ophelie Neiman, Le
Τhanos Fakorelis is the extremely experienced enologist who
undertook the task of pairing the varieties to the local Tinos
Island environment and set up a vineyard capable of producing a
range of expressively intense, deep and concentrated wines. Along
with Stephane Deronancourt, the two of them look after the whites
and red respectively, with astounding results. The whites burst
with minerality and boast salinity expressive of Tinos' volcanic
soils and maritime proximity. The reds show massively brooding
depths of dark fruit, leather, tar and liquorice - and each show
huge ageing potential.