Domaine Glinavos is in the semi‐mountainous region of DO Zitsa, Ioannina, more reminiscent of Austria or Switzerland than Mediterranean Greece. Limestone soils influence the production of wines that tend toward bright acidity and racy minerality; the cold winters and cooler summers produce wines that tend to be lower ABV, frequently struggling to achieve 12.5.
Lefteris Glinavos was one of a handful of rogue winemakers who set out in the 70s to steer Greece away from bulk production and into smaller-scale, boutique winemaking.
Paleokerisio is mostly Debina with a small percentage of Vlahiko (a local red grape) harvested at the end of September and the first couple weeks of October. The de-stemmed grapes ferment on the skins for about 12 days in oak casks. In the spring, the second fermentation takes place in closed tanks, producing the gentle sparkle. The wine is bottled without additives, and when there is still a touch of residual sugar.
Savory, honey-hued, semi-sparkling orange wine. Pleasant oxidative notes mingle with butter, apple, ..
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