Diamantakos Preknadi 2016 75cl


Tasting Note

Medium lemon colour, with medium + aromatic intensity displaying white flowers, apple, pear, orange and lime. On the palate, it displays brisk, acidity, medium body and medium level of alcohol with spiced stone fruits.


In the mid 1970s, George Diamantakos' father was a peach farmer. The region is famous for peaches as well as wine.  One day he noticed that a part of the orchard had collapsed, exposing a hollow cavity below. Investigations followed which uncovered a significant archaeological site. Eventually it was identified as the “School of Aristotle”, the location chosen by Philip of Macedon for the education of his son Alexander (the Great) by Aristotle.  It’s now a well-established ancient site, with a museum and visitors’ centre. Obviously the peach orchard had to be requisitioned, and in the new land given to George’s father he decided instead to have a go at planting vines. These were put in in 1979 and 1981. The estate comprises essentially two vineyard parcels on a well-drained limestone and soft schistous soil, rich in magnesium He began bottling his own wines in 2000 and his son George took over in 2010. The majority of the plantings are with Xinomavro, but George has put in a few vines of a rare white varietal called Preknadi.

Country: Greece | Region: Naoussea | Alcohol: 13% | Grapes: Preknadi