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T-Oinos, Tinos

"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 Monde.

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 Burgundy.

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 Monde.

Ī¤hanos 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.