In 1989, Yiannis and Amalia attempted to create something new in the field of Greek wines by having their vision and love for high quality wine on hand as their only piece of luggage. Today, over 30 years later, their vision for Ktima Tselepos has come true and it is safe to say that they have left an indelible mark on Greek wine. read more>
ABOUT THE WINE ESTATE
When Yiannis and Amalia Tselepos were looking for a suitable location, they chose the earthen hills on the edge of the historic Mount Parnonas to plant their vineyards and founded Ktima Tselepos an altitude of 750 in 1989 Meters.
The exceptional soil and climate of the region, mainly characterized by the continental climate, poor claystone soils and excellent sun exposure, were chosen for their ability to produce high quality wines. < / p>
The main philosophy of the property is to study, experiment and display the full potential of the Moschofilero variety in order to establish its presence in the Greek and international market. Particular attention is paid to the viticulture practices and the terroir so that the variety gives its best expression.
Yiannis Tselepos, who has over 30 years of experience with the Moschofilero variety in Mantinia, ended his winemaking tasks in the Peloponnese by choosing the Agiorgitiko variety for his red wines. So in 2003 he bought a 9 hectare vineyard with 50 Year old vines in the area of Koutsi Nemea at an altitude of 380 meters, which was called Ktima Driopi. This region was chosen for its ability to produce high quality wines with long aging potential from the Agiorgitiko variety. Wines that are characterized by intense color, fruit, velvety taste and a high content of polyphenols and tannins.
Canava Chrissou - Tselepos
The new Canava Chrissou - Tselepos property is located in Santorini and is the result of the collaboration between Yannis Tselepos and the Chrissou family from Santorini.
The driving force behind this venture was Yiannis Tselepos' endless search for new ones Challenges related to its winemaking activity and the Chrissou family's vision to revive the ancient Canava and take advantage of their 12 hectares of private vineyards in Pyrgos, Emporio and Megalohori.
The winery attaches great importance to preserving traditions and making the best possible use of the local grapes of the region. Moschofilero, Assyrtiko and Agiorgitiko are all indigenous grape varieties that Tselepos would like to represent as best as possible in Greece and internationally.
Since its inception, the winery has won the bet between the need to respect tradition and the use of technology to improve wine quality. On the one hand, vineyard practices are mainly carried out manually by well-equipped employees who understand the different needs of each variety, on the other hand, through the use of technology, a transition is made to specific technological processes of "precision viticulture"
The oenological equipment is constantly being renewed to improve the quality of the product. It consists of state-of-the-art cooling systems, cold tanks, printing machines and a state-of-the-art bottling plant in order to burden the grapes and wine as little as possible.In addition, the winery has a fully equipped laboratory where all the necessary analyzes can be carried out to ensure quality control during the production process
Regarding the environment and through measures to optimize the environmental friendliness, Tselepos is in a transition phase aimed at an integrated management of cultivation and production in the near future, with technology being the ally in this endeavor.