In blogs 775 and 776 I introduced you to the fine wines of Mylopotamos.
Finally the time was come to have a look at the vinery myself:
Margerites showed us around in the vinery and it was obvious how proud he was of his work and his products. He leaves his wife and kid in Thessaloniki for a couple of months – till December – to work at Mylopotamos. Only 5 people do the work – two of them Albanians – and produce 19.000 bottles of wine! Most of the grapes were already harvested, exept for a some grapes on the higher hills of the vineyard.
The wine is produced in modern Italian stainless steel devices.
The four Mylopotamos wines:
1. Nama: a red sweet communion wine (advice Margerites: drink cold with ice and use the extra cork in the little red sack to keep the wine!
2. Leukos: white wine
3. Oinomeli: a rosÃ© wine (according to Margerites a wine for women, half sweet)
4. Erythros: a dry red wine
A label of the Mylopotamos retsina wine: The drawing on the label is from the Russian book from 1905 that I showed you in 1022.
And then there is the Mylopotamos alcohol distiller for the production of Tsipourou (a kind of Ouzo)
After a first round you get 20% alcohol, and after the second time up to 35%. Anise is added and the Tsipourou is ready. The tast is more heavy than Ouzo and every time you arrive at a monastery a small glas is offered by the Archondaris.
Wim Voogd, 23/3