Mavro Kalavrytino is a rare northern Peloponnese grape that Tetramythos is putting back on the map.This is particularly special, as Tetramythos are some of the only producers in the area to champion this amazing grape. Though full in vibrant fruit flavours, it is remarkably elegant and lighter in body with smoky, earthy notes on the finish. A variety that's hard to come by, but in the capable hands of Tetramythos it really flourishes. The perfect red to enjoy if you enjoy lighter, fruit forward reds with a distinctly Mediterranean flavour profile. Hard to come by but certainly not hard to love, this has been a big favourite of ours from vintage to vintage. Not to be missed!
Tetramythos vineyards overlook the Gulf of Corinth in northern Peloponnese. In 150 AD the geographer Pausanias referred to the local villages as ideal for the cultivation of grapes proving the region’s serious vinous history.
The beautifully wild vines are planted in a variety of different soils at altitudes between 650 to 1050 metres. These are true cool-climate vineyards mostly north facing on the slopes of Mount Aroania, where breezes from the Gulf of Corinth help produce fresh and balanced grapes.
The winery is owned by brothers Aristides and Stathis Spanos, together with the highly talented winemaker Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos. Today they farm organically, focusing on the native varieties of Roditis, Mavro Kalavrytino (the ski resort of Kalavryta is just up the road), Agiorgitiko and Malagousia. The Natur range is all made very naturally with a small dose of sulphur.