Vingårdene: "SIFLOGO" WINERY, LEFKAS ISLAND : NATURALLY-RARE GRAPES-ORGANIC- WINES WITHOUT SULFITES - CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS- PESTICIDES OR OTHER ARTIFICIAL INTERVENTIONS


"Siflogo" Wines, Lefkas

“Siflogo” means… the uniting point of all flames…blazing passions…heat

The wine production and bottling workshop of Lefkas Local Wine – a small cottage industry – was founded in 1994 by Dionysis and Maria Papanikolopoulos in Platistoma, a small mountainous village in Lefkas.

Viticulture and winemaking has been a family tradition and occupation for many generations. Its production is limited to a handful of “pure” wine bottles. The family has been farming organically (certified) the island’s indigenous grapes: Vertzami, Vardea, but also more obscure grapes, like Mavropatrino, Chlori, Thiako, Apsrovartzamo, Kokkinostafylo.

At an altitude of 500m on the dry, poor, limestone rocky soils – which have never seen chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or any harmful intervention – the ungrafted vines struggle to produce low yields, which, however, lead to impressive results in the winery. Farming is done exclusively by hand, with only a little help from plant fertilization, bluestone, and sulphur.

The underground stone-built cellars are equipped with a few stainless steel tanks and old French oak barrels. The family has always been a stickler for tradition, and stubbornly chose the hard way of working manually, with no intervention, to preserve the expression of their place in their wines.

Dionysis Papanikolopoulos worked as a teacher for most of his life, and he has also published poetry books. After discussing with him, one understands his deep knowledge and sensitivity for his local heritage, culture and history, and his passionate effort to preserve through his own wines.

  • Winery: Siflogo
  • Focus: Natural monovarietals from Vertzami and Vardea
  • Region: Lefkada (Ionian Islands)
  • Year founded: 1994
  • Size: 1.8 hectares
  • Grapes: Vertzami / Vardea / Mavropatrino
  • Viticulture: Organic (certified)
  • Climate: Mediterranean humid climate with average temperatures of 15° C, and 69% humidity
  • Soil: Limestone rocks
  • Vine age: Planted in 1988
  • Altitude: 500m
  • Distance from coast: 2 miles
  • Percentage of estate owned grapes: 100%

 

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  • VARDEA ORANGE :RARE GRAPE - No Sulfites - Organic - Vardea 100% - Alcohol: 12.50% - PGI Lefkada
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    105,62 kr
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  • CHLORI ORANGE : RARE GRAPE Chlori 100% - NO SULFITES - NATURAL - ORGANIC(certified) - Alcohol: 13.20% - LIMITED BOTTLES ( 250 ) Appellation: PGI Lefkada
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    105,62 kr
  • VARDEA WHITE 2019 : VARDEA 100% - Alcohol 12,8%- ORGANIC PGI: LEFKAS ISLAND IONIAN SEA
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    99,37 kr
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  • MAVROPATRINO SEMI DRY ROSE 2019 : RARE GRAPE MAVROPATRINO 100% - ORGANIC - Alc. 13 % -PGI: LEFKADA ISLAND
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  • KEROPATIS : Vertzami 100% - NO SULFITES - NATURAL ROSE - ORGANIC - Appellation: PGI Lefkada - Alcohol: 12.70%
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  • BRUSCO RED -ORGANIC RARE GRAPE Vertzami 100% - Alcohol: 13.50% - SIFLOGO WINERY LEFKAS ISLAND
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    111,56 kr
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    111,56 kr
  • VERTZAMI DRY RED 2017 : RARE DARK GRAPE VERTZAMI 90% - MAVROPATRINO 10% -ORGANIC-Alc.13.8% - PGI: LEFKADA ISLAND IONIAN SEA
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    105,62 kr