À Quatre Sur L’Échelle (Autour Du Vieux Mavro Potamisi), 2015

By Domaine de Kalathas

  • Appellation: Vin de Pays
  • Region: Cyclades
  • Country: Greece
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Mavro Potamisi, Koumariano, Mandilaria, Mavrotragano
  • Soil type: Granite, Sand
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 0 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Mavro Potamisi 60 %, Koumariano 15 %, Kondoura 15 %, Mavrotragano 10 %, all red local and cycladic varieties (Mavrotragano) fermented together, hand-harvested from old traditional "crawling" vines and from young vines, altitude 300m, facing North and East, indigenous yeasts, lees, no filtering, no fining, extremely little sulphites added at the end of alcoholic fermentation.

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    About Domaine de Kalathas

    Cyclades, Greece

    Since 2011, winemaker-apprentice Jerome Charles Binda is building an experimental vineyard in the granitic Kalathas mountains on the Greek island of Tinos, which includes both endemic and cycladic varieties, on a sandy windblown microterroir exempt from phylloxera. The domain also owns and works with centenary endemic franc-de-pied vines, and is currently running the Kaloriziko Project (Greek expression to wish a “good rooting”) to help save and maintain the heritage own-rooted Tinos vines, promoting and supporting local development and employment for the young generation through traditional winemaking. Certified organic, biodynamic-oriented, the domain is commited to use no chemicals or synthetic inputs in the vineyard and in the cellar, and since 2016 vinifies and bottles all the cuvées with zero-added sulphur.