Diamantis Magoutes Vineyard Moschomavro 2019
Diamantis Winery sits in the rugged, mountainous north-western hinterland of Macedonia. A place of stark beauty and cool climate which, unlike most of Greece, sees no sea softening maritime influences from either the Aegean or Ionian by virtue of its high, inland isolation. In this landscape sits Siatista, a town whose history with vines runs back to at least 1670, although since records have been lost or destroyed by various revolutions, wars and conflagrations both specifically in western Macedonia and Greece more generally, the true length and breadth of the viticultural history of this area is somewhat obscured.
Cultivation, it should be said, is organic and all of the work is done on a small scale. The climate of the area is superb for allowing a hands-off approach as environmental stresses, be they flora, fauna, or climatic, are minimal. The wine-making is low intervention with spontaneous fermentations and without the use of enzymes, clarifiers, or other invasive processes to honor and allow for the native characteristic of the specific terror and cultivars to show themselves.