Learn more about Mantinia
Mantinia lies in the heart of Peloponnese, to the south-west of Nemea. The region's reputation rests on its elegant whites. At 600m altitude the pink-skinned Moschofilero produces wines that resemble to Muscat and Gewurztraminer in their aromatic profile. At its best, the grape produces wines of subtle character, their best attributes being elegance, crispness and elegant flower aromas of rose petals and turkish delight.
The renaissance of Moschofilero in Mantinia is in full swing today. Quality-minded producers are devoted to low yields, cool fementations, and minimum skin contact, to coax the aromatic characters of the grape.
The cool climatic conditions in the region result in a prolonged ripening season, with harvests going well into late October. Even so, the wines are high in acidity and alcohol. Mantinia whites should be enjoyed young within 2 years of the bottling.
Spyropoulos, Antonopoulos, George Skouras and Yiannis Tselepos (whose vineyards are among the highest in Greece) are highly acclaimed producers in Mantinia. They also experiment with French varieties.