Gentilini Winery & Vineyards, Kefalonia, Greece
This is a family run winery, which has been passed down through the generations. The first commercial Gentilini wine was release in 1984. Marianna and her husband Petros Markantonatos took over the estate in 2002 with an eye on the future which, however, respects the experience of the past. They produce top quality, exciting and unique wines while promoting the unique flavours and aromas of the local Kefalonian varieties. The Gentilini vineyards are located around the winery, near the village of Minies on Kefalonia. The proximity to the sea and unusual protection creates a unique microclimate that guarantees concentrated aromas and finesse in the wines.
The Rare Robola
Robola is one of the finest Greek white varieties. The grapes grow in tiny, low-yielding vineyards on the slopes of the imposing Mount Ainos whose peak reaches 1,632 meters and dominates the microclimate of the surrounding area. Some of the vineyards are cultivated on slopes so steep that the vines literally emerge from amongst the stones, prompting the Venetians to call the wine "Vino di Sasso" - wine of stone. Vines on this terroir create wines of exceptional quality which are characterised by delicate citrus and mineral aromas, balanced acidity and medium body with a long aftertaste.