”Kapnos”, the Greek word for smoke. A barrel fermented and oak aged white dry wine made from the Chardonnay grape. Its prolonged barrel aging enhances the smoky character of the wine.
Domaine Hatzimichalis is a fully integrated vineyard, winery and bottling plant situated on approximately seventy hectares in the Atalanti Valley. The Domaine is located approximately 6km from the sea. Its location helps to prevent frost in the winter and moderates temperatures in the summer and autumn months. The vast estate underwent a series of changes. In 1974, eleven years after phylloxera destroyed all of the vines, Mr. Hatzimichalis planted new ones.
While waiting for the vines to mature, the winery sustained itself by raising turkeys. To this day, the noble bird adorns each of his labels.
The Domaine has successfully planted and vinified noble grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Grenache and Syrah, as well as many indigenous grapes. After harvest, all grapes are transferred from the harvest baskets into pneumatic presses and crushers. After fermentation, all Domaine wines are aged in French oak barrels under controlled conditions. Depending on the type of wine, many styles enjoy cellar aging in the bottle for an additional year or two.