2020 Papagiannakos Retsina

Attica, Greece

A modern and clean iteration of the ancient Greek classic; Retsina.


Bright and precise, with the cool, appetite-inducing feel that great Retsina leaves behind. Bring on the fried fish.

Wine & Spirits

About This Wine

From south-eastern Attika, the Savatiano vineyards for this wine are cup-shaped and face north, which prevents the grapes from being overexposed to the heat of the sun. The vineyard is over 50 years old, and is farmed without irrigation, resulting in low-yielding vines that produce grapes with rich, concentrated fruit flavours.

A beautiful balanced Retsina with the classic pine aroma subtly enhanced with lemony citrus. Showcasing the rich and unique flavours of this classic Greek wine with an approachable style for both veterans and newbies to this unique local style.

The wine has excellent balance in the mouth and is a modern representative of the new generation of the popular retsina honouring an ancient wine style.


About Papagiannakos

Founded in 1919, Domaine Papagiannakos is located in the Attika region of Central Greece, just 18 miles from Athens.

Today, the winery is run by the 3rd generation, Vassilis Papagiannakos, who has ushered in a new era of modern winemaking while still maintaining the family’s dedication to cultivating and preserving the region’s most famous indigenous grape, Savatiano.

Vassilis owns 10 hectares of vineyard in the Attica region, and maintains long-term leases on a further 20 hectares, with vines on average 50-60 years old. Rocky, sandy, clay topsoil nurtures low yielding bush vines, with limited irrigation employed.

Based in Mesogaia, the winery is near to the Temple of Artemis, the haunt of Dionysus, the patron saint of wine, where for centuries the ancient method of wine production has been maintained and honoured.


The arid Papagiannakos vineyards
The arid Papagiannakos vineyards
Attika, Greece
Additional Info

From The Producer

A new version of the traditional retsina. With a fine aroma of pine and a strain of lemon.

Classical white wine fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature of 16-18°C. During fermentation pine resin is added from selected pine trees of Attica.


Blend : Savatiano (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025

Winemaker Vassilis Papagiannakos
Winemaker Vassilis Papagiannakos
Papagiannakos Winery, Attika, Greece

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