A vineyard on the island of Tinos
In the north of the Cyclades, in the heart of the South Aegean Sea, this vineyard perched at 460 meters high and surrounded by huge rocks, is mainly planted with Assyrtiko. T-Oinos is the project of two friends, Alexandre Avatangelos, a Greek businessman passionate about wine, and Gerard Margeon, executive head sommelier of the Alain Ducasse group.
With Michalis Tzanoulinos in viticulture, Thanos Georgilas in the cellar and the advice of Stephane Derenoncourt and his team, the two men aim to make a great wine. The recipe for producing such a nectar is unusual: Planting free-standing vines at a density of 10,000 feet per hectare, seven years of harvest, 100% green (so that the root system of each plant receives all the energy necessary to dig deep into the rock), granitic, sandy soils and a constant breeze. Successful bet according to us, the Clos Stegasta Assyrtiko Rare 2017 is undoubtedly a great white. A wine of rare precision, inviting to meditation and travel.