Located in the mountainous region of Messinia at an altitude of 500 meters, is the dynamic winegrowing area of Trifilia and the Konstantinos Winery with their surrounding vineyards. The vineyards were chosen because of the history of quality that these lands produce. The vineyards total 8000 sq. meters and the winery employs the most up-to-date winemaking technology available including a modern laboratory and wine cellar.
In 1994, the winemaker Konstantinos Tsolis together with agriculturalist Filippos Koukis decided to combine their experience, knowledge and passion for wine and create the Konstantinos Winery. They were joined by oenologist, Theodora Kavatha, who has taken over the daily operations and care of the winemaking.
Thanks to the special character that the lands of Trifilia bring out in the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety the winery has been able to produce wines of rich flavor and great maturity.Konstantinos Winery was also the first in Greece to cultivate the Tempranillo grape and the wines that have been produced are an excellent expression of the rich, velvety character of this grape. Their white wines achieve a balance and harmony between the richness of the Chardonnay grape and the finesse of the indigenous Roditis variety.
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2005 Konstantinos Tsolis, Anny’s Animus Cabernet sauvignon, PGI Trifilia. 90 points.
Regional: Greek rib-eye. World: prime meat, meat casseroles, grilled vegetables, game, lamb & kid, matured (Dutch) cheeses.
Clear, deep, dark cherry color. Exuberant nose filled with odors of red fruits, green pepper and pepper. There is a wonderful balance between freshness and maturity. It has a rich full-bodied mouth with robust well-made tannins, nice woody character and long aftertaste. This wine could easily compete with “foreign”, top class, cabernet sauvignon wines!
2006 Konstantinos Tsolis, Anny’s Animus Merlot, PGI Trifilia. 91 points.
Regional: Slow roasted goat. World: prime meat, meat casseroles, grilled vegetables, game, lamb & kid, matured (Dutch) cheeses.
Black, solid color in a wine with a vibrant fruital character on the nose and scents of herbs. Typical aromas such as plum, fruit preserves herbs and evening primrose as also sweet barrel hints. Mouth thick and filled with vegetable elements on the palate, with velvety, lively tannins. Very good finish! Another contender for great “foreign” merlots….