In the heart of Mantinia in Arcadia, Peloponesse, is a small winery owned by Leonidas Nasiakos, a second-generation winemaker and forth generation viticulturalist. His estate produces 6,500 cases of wine from the indigenous appellation varietal, Moschofilero. Moschofilero is a red grape that produces a beautiful light-bodied white wine that is fruity with pear, peach, melon, and citrus flavors and floral aromas of jasmine.
Nasiakos’ vineyard is 2000 feet above sea level at the highlands of Mantinia. These very high elevations prolong the harvest time which ensures that sugar levels are at desirable levels. For Nasiakos, harvest time is in early October.
Nasiakos has won numerous awards for his winemaking techniques and serves as the only consultant to the Greek Wine Federation for the Moschofilero varietal.