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Manolesakis Estate

The estate was founded in 1989 by George Manolesakis and his son Stavros in Adriani Dramas in the Macedonia region of northern Greece. George and Stavros were among the very first to revive viticulture in this historic region. Both shared a passion for wine and their primary goal was to deliver high quality wines that expressed the terroir of their vineyards. A state-of-the-art winery was completed in 1998 and equipped with the latest technologies to help them achieve their vision. Initially the vineyards were planted on the slopes of Adriani at an altitude of between 200 and 300 metres above sea level with the French varietals of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, but in 2004 the Greek indigenous varieties of Malagouzia, Muscat of Alexandria, Assyrtiko and Agiogitiko were added, followed by Moschomavro and Limnio in 2008, and Pinot Noir n 2014. Today 200 hectares are under vine on clay soils, which Stavros tends with advice from the estate's agronomists. The climate is semi-continental, with fairly cold winters and hot summers, benefiting from diurnal fluctuations during summer which have a slow-ripening effect on the grapes. The wines have intense and complex aromas, with good structure and balance. The Manolesakis philosophy is all about culture, love and passion, which they share with you in their wines; they offer something a little bit different, and are fantastic value for money.