Bright and fruit forward Moschomavro with beautiful tannin structure and moreish complexity.
Wine: Diamantis Moschomavro 2018 Siatista
Region/Country: Siatista, Greece
Production Method: Organic viticulture. Hands off winemaking with short maceration followed by ambient yeast fermentation. Bottled without filtration and no oak. Minimal SO2
Style: Bright and energetic with lovely tannins and rippling, moreish acidity
Pairing Suggestion: On its own or with Charcuterie
Diamantis is currently the only producer making a 100% Moschomavro wine and there are now just a few producers using it in a red or rosé blend. ‘As years passed by, the vines faded into obscurity and by the 1970s some Moschomavro vines remained only in old geriatric vineyards in Siatista. In the early 1990s we focused our energies on protecting and reviving the variety. We managed to save enough genetic material – my father, Konstantinos Diamantis, personally picked and transferred the cuttings to the plant nursery Vitro Hellas. After it had been registered and propagated, we planted a 3-ha [7.5-acre] vineyard on clay-limestone slopes in the Magoutes area of Siatista at an elevation of 850 m [2,790 ft].’