"If Nemea was Burgundy, Papaioannou would be Jayer " Hugh Johnson
Thanasis Papaioannou was regarded as one of the most important figures of modern Greek winemaking. His belief is a combination of indigenous varieties and organic viticulture are the vital ingredients to produce balanced wines reflecting the terroir. Today, his son works with 57 hectares of organically certified vineyards, located in the Nemea region of the Peloponnese. High altitude, unique terroirs.
Case includes the following wines:
1x Papaioannou Estate, Nemea, Greece - Considered Nemea's benchmark estate, this age-worthy red is full of concentrated forest fruits and silky tannin Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
2x Papaioannou Agiorgitiko Saint George, Nemea, Greece - Perfumed crushed red berries with an overlay of sweet spice. Medium-weight soft and succulent with gentle tannins, bright, pure fruit and immense drinkability. Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
1x Papaioannou Roditis, Sauvignon Blanc, PGI Peloponnese, Greece - Light-medium-bodied with aromas of hawthorn and wild herbs with a touch of pear and quince. A lovely silky texture and soft, dry finish. Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
2x Papaioannou Assyrtiko, PGI Peloponnese, Greece - Saline nose which unfurls to reveal hints of orange rind and Indian spices. Excellent palate weight without heaviness and a fine thread of acidity running through the wine. Jancis Robinson 16/20