Discover the terroir of Mantineia For Two
“At vineyards that are all the more magical for the incredible scenery of the Peloponnese, enjoy a wine-growing tradition that feels like it was gifted by the gods.”
The area of Mantinia is located in the centre of Peloponnese, it covers part of the North-eastern section of the Prefecture of Arcadia. A high-altitude plateau at about 660m which borders Mt Mainalo to the west, Mt Lyrkeion to the northeast and Mt Artemision to the east. It must be note, that the area is characterised by high diurnal variation. This is particularly important during the summer, with differences in day-night temperatures exceeding 20C, which preserves acidity and aromas.
The mythic founder of the ancient city of Mantineia who played a huge role in antiquity, was Mantineas, the grandson of the ancestor of the Arcadians, Pelasgos. The city is known from the descriptions of Pausanias (a traveller and researcher of the 2nd century AD), was excavated by a French archaeological expedition under the direction of G. Fougères at the end of the 19th century. A must visit site.
The grape variety of the area is Moschofilero, a variety that was rather underrated, but it started showing its potential. Moreover, Moschofilero is a pinkish variety, but the wines have PDO status only if vinified as a white wine. One would think that it is worth revising this PDO to include cold soaking or skin contact wines that have a pinkish hue, as nowadays some very interesting single varietal wines are made in this way. This enriches the aromatic profile with red fruit (the typical aromas are of rose petals, lemon blossom, citrus fruit, some spice, with very good acidity) and it is a variety that lends itself beautifully to the production of sparkling wines.
🕐 Eight hours tour plan:
A certified Cinque’s Sommelier will come to pick you up from your current hotel at the time that was arranged by the booking, and will be your personal guide for your tour until the end. The chosen transportation’s vehicle will be a Class E car, chosen for your own comfort.
- First Stop
Reaching the first vineyard, just outside the ancient Nemea. After a short-walk around the vines, you will able to have a vertical wine tasting of the wines made from the specific grapes.
- Second Stop
Arriving to the second Vineyard, after a short tour, you will have the chance for your second vertical wine tasting, include two different vintages.
- Third Stop
Finally, arriving to the last destination, a third tasting will begin.
Before going back to Athens, you have the chance to visit a winery, and having the experience of the wine-making procedure (the wine-making procedure may vary depending on the season).
All the wine tastings are accompanied with snacks, and water. A Book about the wine region of Mantinia “Moschofilero The Grape Variety of Mantinia” is also included, wine tasting notes about the wine and the terroir will be displayed in a tablet. Any questions you may have, our certified Sommelier will always be by your side to assist you.
You can have access to more wine tastings, or wine served by the glass. You may order all our available wines online which can be shipped worldwide.
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Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable
This experience is non-refundable but can be changed upon request if there is availability.