The Sclavos family traces its roots back for centuries in Cephalonia. A branch of the family immigrated in 1700 to the Black Sea port of Odessa in modern day Ukraine. As early as 1860 records exist of Evriviadis Great-Great Grandfather owning a large winery and family estate in Odessa. In 1919, following the Russian revolution, Evriviadis Grandfather returned back to the island of Cephalonia to their property of 6 hectares in the Paliki peninsula where he planted his first vines of Mavrodaphne and Vostilidi, some of which are still in use today. Two generations later the domaine vineyards are assiduity cared for and have been cultivated for the past 20 years biodynamically. In addition to this Sclavos Wines also sources another 4 hectares from local farmers in the Robola Zone of the island and have recently planted their own vines within the area.
The climate is Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.
Limestone terroir of the Robola Zone in eastern Cephalonia under the slopes of Mt. Ainos and the limestone, clay, and sandstone soils of the Paliki peninsula.
Biodynamic methods have been employed for 20 years and the vineyard is accredited by the DIO organisation. Methods involve following using an approved calendar for farming practices, the utilisation of biological remedies and preparations, the restoration of balance in the soils to allow root systems to grown, and following lunar and cosmic influences.
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Location: (village and region): Lixouri, Kefalonia
Grape Variety: Moscatela and Vostilidi of Kefalonia
Bottle Size: 750ml