Sometimes you could even choose between retsina, white and reddish. But no one complained. Most of this bulk wine was delicious.
A Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon was too far away from this world.
Until 1980, the largest proportion of wine we consumed came from Attica, the largest wine production area in Greece. Using the omnipresent Sabatian grape, large companies like Kampa, Kourtaki and Pikermi, as well as individual winemakers produced tones of wine, giving little attention to quality.
Twenty years later, it seems that Attica's retsina and barrel wine tend to become extinct species.
The next generation studying abroad, have turned many family presses into state-of-the-art wineries. With modern equipment, oenological know-how and their passion for wine-art they produce wines that can compete, at least in terms of taste, with the most important chateaux.
In addition, wine owners have begun to compete with their French counterparts by opening their wineries to visitors. And even though a wine tour in Attica may not have the glory of Bordeaux, it is entertaining, enlightening and clearly less expensive. wineries to visit: chateau kaniaris, panagiotou,alagianis, costa lazaridi,nikolou, evinos, papachristou, evharis, mylonas, anagnostou, zachaiou, megapanos, vasiliou, papagiannakos, fragou, kokotos, roxani matsa, pyrgos vasilissis, markou use the grapes: Savatiano, Roditis, Malagouzia, Assyrtiko, Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,Grenache Rouge.
Υou can have Individual Wine tours with professional Guided,is offering close to Athens, in Attica and on the Nemea (Peloponnese).Both parts of the country have a history of vine cultivation dating as far back as ancient times,and excellent wineries to discover them.
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Strofilia Anavyssos Attica
Roxani Matsa Estate Attica
ktima Kokotou Stamata
Panagiotou Vasilis Attica
Domaine Costa Lazaridi
Kellari Papachristou Attica
Domaine Evinos Attica