Chateau Pegasus is located in the region of Macedonia, next to the village Polla Nera, within PDO Naoussa. It is there that the Markovitis family has been making legendary wines from Xinomavro since 1972.
Xinomavro is a red wine variety with great ageing potential and is considered one of the noblest varieties in Europe. They use 25 and 30 year old oak barrels when aging their wine. The Chateau was been built within 14 hectares of vineyards, in an area at the foot of Mt Vermio (2,052 m), where winters are humid and cold and summers hot and dry. Since the vineyards are cultivated in accordance with the principles of organic farming, no pesticides or insecticides are used. Plant protection is achieved solely with sulphur and copper.
Chateau Pegasus is mainly devoted to Xinomavro and to making top-quality wines with the ability to age, typical of Naoussa’s potential. Today, the winery is run by the grandson of the founder, viticulturist and oenologist Markos Markovitis, who studied in Weinsberg, Germany.
Markos is assisted by his father Dimitris, who also studied at the same university. Their winemaking philosophy is that wine should not undergo any treatment whatsoever and that all the necessary interventions should be carried out exclusively in the vineyard, in order to showcase the unique character of each year and create authentic terroir wines.
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