The Pinot Noir by Papaioannou Estate is one of the first Pinot Noirs in Greece. Juicy and fruity, light and spicy, it is almost impossible not to be amazed by the first sip!
Thanasis Papaioannou was one of the greatest visionaries of Nemea. He founded the family winery in Ancient Nemea in 1876 and he was one of the first that worked with organic farming. While studying the 570 acres of his vineyards, he had noticed that some sites provided the ideal conditions for the cultivation of some international varieties, such as Pinot Noir. The red variety of Burgundy settled in the plain of Nemea and found there a second, slightly warmer, home. From the very first moment until today, Papaioannou’s Pinot Noir has a fanatical audience, due to its typicity and its incredible price. Careful vinification is responsible for 50% of the success, since the oak maturation is as much as needed, without masking the fruit. The wine matures for 6-8 months in oak barrels and then for 12 months in the bottle. It can be aged for 5 – 7 years.
It has medium purple color and strong aromas of strawberry, cherry, plum, sour cherry, vanilla, toffee and cedar. In the mouth it is juicy and fruity with medium body, velvety tannins and balanced acidity. Strawberry, black cherry and raspberry jam are complemented by notes of vanilla, tea leaves, cinnamon and tobacco.
Serving temperature: 17 – 18 degrees.