Dialogues

Dialogues - Kalogris Organic Winery - Moschofilero - Orange Wine - Mantinia, Peloponnese - Eklektikon - Natural Wines

“Dialogues” is the first natural orange vinification of the Moschofilero grape, with a plush palate after aging in old oak, that balances out the grape’s heightened acidity.

  • Grower: Kalogris Organic Winery
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Grapes: Moschofilero 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Arcadia
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Organic (certified)
  • Vinification: Skin contact of the gray-skin Moschofilero grapes, ambient yeast, no additives, and no filtration or fining, extensive stay in old oak, and limited sulfur at bottling.
  • Notes: Ripe and brewed floral notes, with a nice balance between the variety’s sharp acidity and a voluminous mouthfeel.

Viticulture

  • Organic (certified)
  • Climate: Cold Winter, sunny Summer, low temperatures at harvest.
  • Soil: Clay loam
  • Vine age: Planted in 1980 and in 1995
  • Altitude: 670m
  • Slope: None
  • Planting density: 3,500 vines / ha
  • Yield: 6,000kg / ha
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: A few treatments of copper and sulfur
  • Harvesting: Manually in plastic crates

Vinification

  • Pressing: Mild pneumatic pressure
  • Temperature Control: 16-18C during fermentation
  • Maceration: 10 days in stainless steel
  • Yeast: Ambient (wild fermentation in stainless steel for 40 days)
  • Malolactic: Completed (naturally)
  • Maturation: 18 months in old oak barriques
  • Clarification: None (natural stabilization)
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 598 lt
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Acidity: 6.20 gr/l
  • RS: 1.15 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 65 mg/l
  • Certification: Organic grapes
  • Bottle: 750ml

Kalogris Organic Winery is a historical small family winery in the famous Mantineia plateau, the birthplace of the gray-skin Moschofilero grape.

Moschofilero is potentially linked to the “smokey vines” of ancient Greece, and is part of the very adaptive “Filery” family of grapes. Moschofilero is the most aromatic in the family, and the family is almost exclusively focused on this grape.

The winery was established in 1980, when Evangelos’ grandfather handed over to him the traditional family house, under the condition that he would convert it to a winery that would accept visitors. The family traces its vine growing past in the area, all the way back to 1870. Evangelos converted the old house to an organic stone-built winery, which he runs today with his wife and two daughters.

The vineyard measures 3 hectares, and labors are performed manually by the family. Winemaking has always been traditional, with wild fermentations and mild intervention.

Mantinia is an ancient city in the Arcadia region of the Peloponnese. Many ruins of the ancient Mantinia city are preserved today, including the ancient theater, the temple of Zeus, the ancient market, and the parliament.

The Mantinia plateau (700m) is famous as the birthplace of the gray-skinned Moschofilero grape, which is probably linked to the “smokey vines” of ancient Greece.

Mantinia is surrounded by picturesque old villages with traditional architecture, like Kapsia. Tripoli, the capital of the Arcadia prefecture, is the largest nearby city, which maintains an old character, and is famous for its production of Arcadian honey and whole-pig roasting.