This northern Greek white wine is made from 100% Debina from the area of Zitsa. Winemaker Leftheris Glinavos who was trained in Bordeaux was part of the renaissance movement in Greece during. the 70s that began to reshape the country’s wine production.
They own 20 hectares of vines in multiple plots sprinkled among the high perches of the appellation of Zitsa in Epirus. Domaine Glinavos is in a semi mountainous region whose overall feel is more reminiscent of Austria or Switzerland than Mediterranean Greece. Limestone soils and mother‐rock create finely delineated wines of bright acidity and lacy minerality. Cold winters and cooler summers produce wines that struggle to reach 12.5% ABV. Working with the indigenous varieties of Debina, Vlahiko, and Bekari, the domaine’s objective continues to be to showcase the best of what these specific varieties can achieve when handled with the care and attention afforded to the other great regions and varieties of Europe. “Protos Inos” is made from 100% Debina, fermented in stainless steel, and the variety yields wines that are elegant and refreshing, with elevated acidity and notes of green apple, lemon, and citrus flowers.