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The small familial enterprise of Argatia was founded in 2000 by Panagiotis Georgiadis, specialist in collective actions of viti-vinicultural sector and Dr Haroula Spinthiropoulou, agronomist, specialist in viticulture, writer of the book “Grapevine varieties of Greece”.

panos & charoula

Panagiotis Georgiadis and Dr. Charis Spinthiropoulou.

The word Argatia is referred to a very important institution of the Greek agricultural society of Pontos meaning “Cooperation for the achievement of a common purpose”.

Scientific Knowledge, experience and love of wine were pieced together to create well balanced, biological vineyards of indigenous grapevine varieties (Xinomavro, Negoska, Assyrtiko, Athiri, Malagouzia), necessary for the production of high quality wines.

xinomavro

Xinomavro

Argatia Winery has privately owned vineyards involved in the production and sale of Greek wine. In 2000, the first vineyards of Agratia were planted in Krasna, a moderately hot region of 270 meters in altitude. Science and modern technology, together with years of experience and a love of wine have been combined to create well-balanced biological vineyards of indigenous Greek varieties, all necessary for the production of high quality wines. The vineyards feature the native Greek varieties of Xinomavro,NegoskaAssyrtikoAthiri and Malagousia that are best adapted for this region. In 2008, another vineyard of Xinomavro (clone V6 and V3) grafted on 110 Richter, was planted in the area of Lakka, at 260 meters in altitude, in more lighter soils (SL, SCL).

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logo graperoverThe Argatia wines tasted by GrapeRover:

2011 Argatia white, PGI Macedonia. 86 points.

argatia (1)white grapeclip45% malagousia, 45% assyrtico, 10% athiri. Organic

vmlRegional: Fried peppers.  World: appetizers, sushi, sashimi, oriental food, fried fat fish, poultry, matured cream cheeses.

logo graperoverYellow fruit on the nose, herbs and spices, light medicinal as well as mineral notes. Firm and dry, bitter herbs and spices, apple fruit and kumquat, soft but fiarly prominent acidity, intersting and has some character in a rather austere style, pleasant to drink, shows its origins, bitter notes on an attractive finish.

 

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2008 Argatia Xinomavro, PGI Macedonia. 88 points.

new_argatiared grape clip100% xinomavro. Organic.

wine barrel13 months French oak.

vmlRegional: Floriniotiki Strapetsada. World: kokoretsi, lamb, prime meat, casseroles, stews, game, matured hard cheeses.

logo graperoverPreserved red and black berries and some cherries on the nose, delicate herbaceous notes, hint of oak. Clear, polished, fairly juicy fruit on the palate, some oak, fairly fine but also slightly astringent oak, some chocolate, candied herbs in the background, good persistence, touch of chocolate again on a very good finish.