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THE WINERY THAT MADE THE FIRST BRUT SPARKLING RETZINA

Nikolou Winery is located in the heart of Koropi, at the very place where Nikolou family has been producing wines since 1875. The adaptation of the winery facilities to the mdoern wine making requirements was strongly needed. In 1991, the obsolete apparatus was gradually replaced with modern wine making equipment and machinery and stainless steel temperature controlled tanks.

Based on these conditions, along with the knowledge and experience gained through all these years, Savatiano, the traditional variety of Mesogeia, was vinified by controlled fermentation for the first time. It consequently revealed its aromatic and tasty treasure, which was certainly hidden all these years. As a result, Retsina was not essential at all to provide further features to the wines' character.

At present, the winery maintains stainless steel grape-vessel, weighing berries, destemmer-crasher, must pumps, pneumatic press, modern automatic machine used for bottle tapping and filling line of sparkling wines with the traditional method of fermentation in the bottle.

VINEGROWING SUPPLIERS

The Nikolou Winery cooperates over the years with expert winegrowers from different areas of Greece where the selected grapes varieties are very well adapted. The continuous relationship with the winegrowers through years allows the winery to work with them in the vineyards to develop the quality and maturity of grapes, using modern technological innovationsessential to the excellence of producing wine.

Vinification

We use grape varieties from Mesogaia to make Savatiano and Mandilaria Rose wines, from Limnos to make Moschato Alexandrias, from North Attica to make Malagouzia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and  from Nemea mountains to make Agiorgitiko..

The winery also has the equipment necessary for the production of sweet wine. More particularly, the sweet wine Nama is produced withthe traditional technique of condensation by boiling the must of the grapes.

The production of the special original sparkling wine Retsina based on the traditional method of fermentation in the bottle (methode traditionnelle) is the latest innovation of the winery (BRUT SPARKLING RETSINA -BOTANIC).

WINERY'S ACTIVITIES

The winery maintains the traditional architecture.Stone walls and large stone arches illustrate the past in the visitors mind, while certify effectively the long family tradition in wine production.

Furthermore, educational and learning events are organized for students who are interested in oenology as well as for tasting sessions.
In the exhibitions hall, guests may flavour the different kinds of wine and be informed on winemaking issues.

Awards

  • Best Winery in Europe 2018 by CEUCO at the 16th European Gongress of Gastronomy and Oenology.
  • Gold Medal at TEXSOM Wine Awards for Botanic, the first Brut Sparkling Retsina.
  • Several medals at Olympic Wine Awards
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  • Retsina Botanic Base : Savatiano -Traditional appellation.
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  • BOTANIC : Brut Sparkling Retsina - Methode Traditionnelle.
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  • SAVATIANO ORANGE : SAVATIANO 100% - NO SULFITES -NATIVE YEASTS
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