"A relatively new winery, set up in 2012 in the Tyrnavos region of Thessaly in Central Greece. Christos Zafeirakis, head winemaker at the estate, is following in the local grape-growing tradition that was established by many past generations of his family. The vineyard has clay and flint soils and benefits from a unique microclimate, which is ideal for growing the local indigenous grape Limniona. Domaine Zafeirakis made its first vintage with this variety in 2008. Terry Kandylis: Charming and perfumed, with an elegant nature and an aromatic lift. Very good integration of the wood, great tannic management and long length, with very appealing fruit. A beautiful wine. Yiannis Karakasis MW: A very perfumed and pure nose displaying aromas of roses and cherries. Delicious! Savoury notes combine with well-played tannins on the palate. This is a great example of Limniona. Nico Manessis: Floral complexity, with a juicy, round and complete palate. There’s well-integrated oak too. This is a one-of-a-kind wine. I think of this variety as Greece’s answer to Pinot Noir."
90 points Wine & Spirits
"Whether it’s the grape or the winemaker’s Italian training, this wine evoked comparisons to northern Italian reds by our tasting panel. It’s something about the tart fruit and the bitter spice; the way the volatile acidity lifts the wine, and the cedar fragrance. It’s pretty and elegant, and makes you hungry."