Oenogenesis is the creation of oenologist Bakis Tsalkos, one of the most important personalities of the wine industry of Greece, and oenophile Dominique Fontvielle from France. After extensive studies in oenology in Montpellier and many years of work in the oenological center of Grezillac in St Emillion, Bordeaux, Tsalkos returned to Greece to adapt his knowledge and expertise to the untapped wealth of indigenous Greek grapes.
Oenogenesis developed its impressive winery of Macedonian architecture in Adriani, Drama, an area praised for its exceptional terroir as one of the best in Greece. All elements of production meet the highest possible standards and the grapes are harvested by hand. One has to visit the winery to admire the attention to detail, such as the meticulous selection of only the finest grapes by hand, the maximum of 16 seconds of the grapes from the press to the tank, the red-style cold extraction of white wine for maximum aromas and the rare Bertolaso bottling equipment. Tsalkos has been called a “lover of the vinification of momentous wines” by the Greek media and is widely known as “the master of big Greek wines”.
The ultimate proof of the winery’s international reputation is the fact that the oenology students from the University of Montpellier will be interning at Oenogenesis this year prior to their graduation.
Among the Doksato and Hadrian, breathing the life-giving breaths Pangee and Baldy Mountain, rich loamy and sandy soils of the Macedonian land, hosted in the distant past lush vineyards that spawned famous wines. Today, the same land, together with the unique microclimate of the area – rainy cold winters and arid, but cool summers – can and boasts fair that when people respect it, reward them with the same famous wines.
A standard 250 acre vineyard with Greek Xinomavro, Assyrtiko, Muscat, Malagousia and selected cosmopolitan Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache Rouze, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Ugni Blanc, Viognier, Petit Verdot, creates a world full of fragrances and promises unique pleasures.In this extraordinary vineyard overlooking a winery – standard, which stretches in places 4,000 sq.m. Built to strict Makedonitiki architecture from local materials, presses and tanks, bottling and storage rooms, cellars and wine cellars, tasting rooms and hostels, offices …
It is the heart of “Oinogenesis.”There Bakis Tsalkos creates distillers poems, the “Skylight” and the “Ten” of. Two sets of labels upset many in texture and gifts of wine enjoyment.His creations come to confirm his reputation as an oenologist and assure that Greek wines have all the qualities to look over the leading international, because this land can give miracles, just respect it is dealing with her …
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