Posts tagged with ‘Chalkidiki’

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Ampelou Chora, Chalkidiki, Central Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Chalkidiki, Central Macedonia. The Greek – Swedish company “Ampelou Chora SA” was created in 2011 with the sole aim of creating high quality wines in limited production. The choice of location in Chalkidiki, was not by chance. This is a renowned wine-growing area with an emphasis on the cultivation of outstanding wine grape […]

Tsantali, Halkidiki, Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling

more on Halkidiki, Macedonia. There is almost no region in Halkidiki with no historical passage through time. At Petralona, one comes across a cave of stunning natural beauty, sheltering the renowned “Archanthropos (ancient man) of Petralona”, who lived 250,000 years ago. Due to the wealth of excavation findings, the cave has been rightfully termed the […]

Claudia Papayianni Domaine, Chalkidiki, Macedonia.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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More on Arnea, Chalkidiki. Roots. “My father descends from the mountainous part of Arnea. I have always been enchanted by this place – by its nature, traditions, architecture and life.   In 2003, when I first started setting up the vineyards and Winery, there was only one thought on my mind: “I am going back to […]

2010 Claudia Papayianni Viognier/Assyrtiko

by Cornelius Wesseling

Tasted by GrapeRover. Bright yellow with green hints. Medium viscosity. Rather complex nose of crispy lemon, ripe peach, apricot and lichee. Well balanced acidity/sugars.
Elegant and zippy flavors. Delicately charming. Long finish. (87 pts.) – Tasted 2…

2007 Claudia Papayianni red.

by Cornelius Wesseling

Tasted by GrapeRover. Bright dark purple/red. Medium viscosity. Fine bouquet of soft ripe dark fruit and clear tannins. Round flavors of red currant, plum, black olive, dried tomatoes and mellow oak. Well structured. Persistant finish. (87 pts.) – Tast…

2010 Claudia Papayianni Chard/Assyr/Mala.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Tasted by GrapeRover. Bright clear yellow. Some viscosity. Vivid symphony of crispy lemon and sensual tropical fruits in the nose. Broad complex fruit flavors with some mild oak. Appealing texture. Impressive finish. Good value. (88 pts.) – Tasted 2/20…

2009 Claudia Papayianni Ex'Arnon blanc

by Cornelius Wesseling

Tasted by GrapeRover. Bright yellow. Light viscosity. Fresh, crisp aroma’s of citrus, gooseberry and some peach. Frivolously light flavors of fresh fruit and gentle acidity. Light structure. Thirst-quenching. Pleasant finish. (84 pts.) – Tasted 2/20/2012.