LAFAZANIS WINERY - Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece

THE COMPANY

 The history and roots of the winery go back 70 years, when Vassilis Lafazanis started making wine in Piraeus. Some decades later, in 1960, the Lafazanis family built its first family-owned winery in Magoula, Attica, and turned it into an S.A. company. In 1993, Spyros Lafazanis, who had grown up steeped into the secrets behind the art of winemaking, decided to move the winery to Nemea, an area which he had grown to love at the beginning of his career as a young oenologist. Our Nemea winery is a state-of-the-art plant with a production capacity of approximately 4 million liters annually. We also planted a privately-owned vineyard of 10 ha and went into cooperation with 300 winegrowers.  

 


THE VINEYARDS

 Our privately owned vineyards are located in Nemea, Greece’s largest winegrowing region and production center of the highly acclaimed PDO Nemea wines. We are situated in Archaies Kleones (ancient town of Cleonae) which belongs to a semi-mountainous winegrowing region with a diversity of microclimates, maximum absorption of sunshine, a sloping terrain, and great drainage. The vineyards are home to a number of varieties but their main product is Agiorgitiko. The exceptional soil and climate conditions of the area allow the grapes to ripen to perfection. Our company has carefully selected its cooperating vineyards and makes certain to be in steady and close contact with the winegrowers involved. 

THE WINES

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NEMEA LAFAZANIS - Dry Red Wine

F 6Category: PDO
Variety: 100% Agiorgitiko
Area: Archaies Kleones, Nemea
Altitude: 250 – 400 m
Soil: Calcareous clay (limestone)
Vinification: 8-day maceration with frequent pigeage; fermentation at: 74° F
Maturation: 12 months medium toasted french oak

Sensory characteristics: Deep red color, complex aromas of ripe red fruits, vanilla, and tobacco. Rich and tidily structured mouthfeel, with excellent acidity, velvety tannins, and a lingering finish.
Storage suggestions: Can be allowed to age for 4–6 years.
Serving suggestions: Serve at 61° -64° F

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GEOMETRIA AGIOGITIKO- Dry Red Wine

Category: PGI Peloponnese
Variety: 100% Agiorgitiko
Area: From selected vineyards of Nemea, Corinthia
Altitude: 250 – 400 m
Vinification: 24-hour low-temperature maceration followed by 6-day maceration and fermentation at 64°F

 Sensory characteristics: Bright red color with purple reflections, inviting aromas of red fruits –cherries and plums, with black pepper notes. Good body with soft and round tannins and an exceptional finish.
Serving suggestions: Goes well with a very wide range of Greek cuisine dishes. At its best when served at 60-64 F.
Alcohol: 12.5%

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GEOMETRIA MALAGOUZIA - Dry White Wine

Wine type: Dry white
Category: PGI Peloponnese
Variety: 100% Malagouzia
Area: From semi-mountainous vineyards of Corinthia
Altitude: 400 – 500 m
Vinification: Controlled fermentation at low temperatures of  56-60 F..
Sensory characteristics: Pale straw color with green hues. Rich fruit and floral aroma typical of the variety, balanced taste and a lingering finish.
Alcohol: 12%

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GEOMETRIA MOCHOFILERO - Dry White Wine

Category: PGI Peloponnese
Variety: 100% Moshofilero
Area: From vineyards of the Mantinia region
Alltitude: 450 m
Vinification: 6-7-hour cold soak at 44° F; fermentation at 59° F

Sensory characteristics: Bright pale yellow color. Aromas of roses and citrus fruit. Fresh in the mouth with good acidity and balanced flavor.
Serving suggestions: A great match with artisanal goat cheese and air-dried salami.
Alcohol: 11.5%

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GEOMETRIA ASSYRTIKO - Dry White Wine

Category: PGI Peloponnese
Variety: 100% Assyrtiko
Area: Nemea, Corinthia
Altitude: 300 m
Soil: Soil Chalk & limestone
Vinification: White wine vinification

Sensory characteristics: Pale-yellow color. Flavors of white fruit, on the palate it appears balanced with good acidity and long lasting aftertaste.
Serving suggestions: Goes well with any kind of seafood. At its best when served at  54-56 F.
Alcohol: 12.5%

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PROROGOS CLASSIC WHITE- Dry White Wine

Varieties: 40% Roditis – 40% Savatiano – 20% Moschofilero 
Area: From selected vineyards of Nemea and Corinthia
Altitude: 400 – 500 m
Vinification: Classic white wine vinification at 59-61 F
Sensory characteristics: Pale yellow color with green hues, fresh citrus aromas with the emphasis on lemon, refreshing mouth, and good aftertaste.
Serving suggestions: Serve at 46-50 F.
Alcohol: 11.5%

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PRORGOS CLASSIC ROSE - Dry Rose

Variety: Agiorgitiko 10% – Roditis 75% – Muscat 15%
Area: Vineyards of Corinthia and Achaia
Vinification: Co-fermentation at low temperatures of 59-62 F.
Sensory characteristics: Pale pink rose color, aromas of rose and fruits, fresh in the mouth, full-bodied with a vibrant, refreshing finish.
Serve at: 50-54 F
Alcohol: 11.5%

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PROROGOS CLASSIC RED - Dry Red Wine

Variety: Agiorgitiko 60% – Merlot 40%
Area: From vineyards of Nemea
Vinification: Classic red wine vinification
Sensory characteristics: Bright red color, fresh red fruit aromas, soft in the mouth with pleasant tannins.
Serve at: 54-60 F.

Alcohol: 12%