Kyriaki - Kalogris Organic Winery - Red wine - Merlot - Organic Natural Wine - Mantinia, Peloponnese, Greece - Eklektikon

Red dry wine made from Merlot grapes, aged in old oak barrels by the traditional Kalogris Winery.

  • Grower: Kalogris Organic Winery
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Type: Red Dry Wine
  • Grapes: Merlot 100%
  • Appellation: PGI Arcadia
  • Alcohol: 14.20%
  • Bottle: 750ml
  • Viticulture: Certified Organic
  • Vinification: 100% Merlot red vinification with 25-day maceration, fermentation only with indigenous yeasts without any additives for 25 days. Ageing in old French oak barrels for 3 years. Bottled unfiltered, unclassified with minimal sulfites
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  • Certified Organic
  • Climate: Cold Winter, sunny Summer, low temperatures at harvest.
  • Soil: Clay loam
  • Vine age: 2007
  • Altitude: 670m
  • Slope: None
  • Planting density: 3,000 vines / ha
  • Yield: 2 kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: Treatment with copper (once), if needed
  • Harvesting: Manually in 20kg plastic crates


  • Maceration: Contact with skins and stems for 25 days
  • Pressing: None
  • Temperature Control: During the first 10 days
  • Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tank for 25 days
  • Malolactic: Naturally completed
  • Maturation: 3 years in 225lt old oak barrels
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 1,120 lt
  • Alcohol: 14.20%
  • Acidity: 6.30 gr/l
  • RS: 1.67 gr/l
  • Total sulfites: 39.80 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.