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Location

Greece

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WINE TRADITION

Peloponnese is the largest wine making area of Greece accounting for 22,000 hectares of vineyards. Ancient monuments, mountains and monasteries, environmentally protected areas and indigenous grape varieties - the Peloponnese is the ideal wine lover’s destination.

The vineyards are dotted around, well integrated into the diverse and interesting countryside. The vineyards of the Peloponnese are concentrated mainly on hilly and mountainous areas, either in complex terrain, or plains and valleys between the mountains. The most important areas are Nemea -famous for its reds- and Mantinia –renowned for its whites. Other wine regions include Achaia, Ilia, Messinia and Laconia.

Peloponnese has a mild Mediterranean climate, which is formed by the favorable effect of the sea breeze of the Gulf of Corinth and, the cold air provided by mountain ranges of Central Greece and central Peloponnese.

The main local varieties are the reds Agiorgitiko and Mavrodaphne and the white Moschofilero, while over the last decades a lot of vineyards have been planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blank and a few other international varieties.

WINERY

The “Inomessiniki” Winery were our Greek “Mati Fortuna” wines are vinified, operates more than 50 years at the capital of Messinia region, in Kalamata.

A modern, promising unit fully automated and equipped with the finest vinification technology available today, aiming to exploit in the best way the exceptional grape varieties of the region, combining the characteristics of the terroir with the contemporary oenological science.

In every harvest we strictly collect only the best crop, which enables us to create aromatic and rich wines, typical of their origin.

MATI FORTUNA
DEMI SEC RED

A fresh, fruity, semi dry red wine. Easy to drink, with lively red color, moderate alcohol and booming aromas of red fruits, mainly strawberries. In the mouth it is smooth and balanced.

DEMI SEC RED

Dominant Flavors

Strawberry Vanilla

Color

Lively Red

Taste Profile

taste profile
grapes

Produced from Merlot grapes.

The second most popular red vine variety in the world, after the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot has adapted excellently in the Peloponnese, especially in vineyards with high levels of rain and humidity. It gives a wide variety of wines, from fresh to aged, from light and smooth to full body. It is particularly renowned for the color it gives to the red wine.

FOOD PAIRING PROPOSITIONS

Roasted seasoning vegetable with black olive
Grill prime rib
Chinese burnt pig

MATI FORTUNA
PELOPONNESE PGI

An interesting blend from two complementary grape varieties. Vivid red purple color, fruity and spicy, with notes of plum and vanilla. Mouthful, velvet and rich, with balanced alcohol and tannins, it is a red wine that is highly appreciated among Greek wine lovers. 

PELOPONNESE PGI

Dominant Flavors

Dried plum Vanilla Cherries

Color

Red Purple

Taste Profile

Taste profile
hands grapes

It is produced by blending the indigenous Greek Agiorgitiko, with the international Cabernet Sauvignon.

Agiorgitiko, also called “blood of Hercules” for its color is the most widely planted red local vine variety in Greece. The grape has traditionally been grown in the Nemea region of the Peloponnese but can be found throughout the country. The red wine produced from Agiorgitiko has good fruitiness and coloring. Agiorgitiko is generally planted in dry, infertile soil to encourage the production of fewer but more concentrated grapes, ripening after mid-September.

Cabernet Sauvignon adds to the wine tannins, thus, aging potential. It rounds the body in the mouth and offers structure.

FOOD PAIRING PROPOSITIONS

Beef burgundy
Bistecca alla fiorentina
Sirloin steak with gralic butter
Chinese stir-fried beef noodle

MATI FORTUNA
PELOPONNESE PGI

Robust and fine, with deep and intense color. It is spicy, with dominant aromas of dried figs and spicy herbs mixed with the characteristic notes of aging: oak, chocolate and vanilla. It has a buttery texture.

PELOPONNESE PGI

Dominant Flavors

Dried figs Spicy Herbs Oak Vanilla

Color

Deep Red

Taste Profile

taste
Bottle

It is produced solely by selected, handpicked Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a very adaptable grape variety, which is why it can be found all over the globe. It is a variety meant for wine-lovers who enjoy tannic, vigorous and complex red wines. It is commonly known that. Cabernet adores oak. Its high level of tannins gives wines with high aging potential.

For our Mati Fortuna aged red wine we select only the best crop from high altitude vineyards, in order to produce the best Peloponnesian Cabernet Sauvignon wine.

FOOD PAIRING PROPOSITIONS

Salted salmon with tarragon butter
Pan fried fillet mirgnon
Lobster thermidor
Chinese deep fried mantis shrimp with spicy salt

MATI FORTUNA
PELOPONNESE PGI

Brilliant yellow-green color, exotic and highly aromatic, with flowery and fruity notes. Roses and fresh lemon flowers blend well with citrus and melon scents. Well balanced in acidity and fresh in the mouth, it is representative of its terroir.

PELOPONNESE PGI

Dominant Flavors

Flowers Citrus Melon

Color

yellow green

Taste Profile

taste
Glass wine

It is a blend from Moschofilero and Chardonnay.

Anyone in pursuit of a Greek white grape variety which promises refreshment and enlivenment, all the while offering exoticism unprecedented in a Mediterranean country, should look no further than Moschofilero. It is an aromatic grape of Greek origins with a pink/purple skin and quite spicy flavor with good acidity. Grown throughout much of Greece and primarily in Peloponnese where it is traditionally used to make a dry and bold wine. It is characterized by its «rose garden» bouquet and makes still, sparkling, and dessert wines, with characteristics similar to the Muscat.

Chardonnay on the other hand, is green-skinned. The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced and is the most popular white variety on earth.  The Chardonnay grape is highly influenced by the terroir it grows. In cool climates it tends to give medium to light body with noticeable acidity. In warmer locations (such as the Peloponnese), the flavors become more citrus, peach, and melon, while in very warm locations  more fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango come out.

FOOD PAIRING PROPOSITIONS

Seafood & SushI
Grilled or sautéed fish
Scallops
Grilled asparagus
Hot Pot dishes

MATI FORTUNA
PELOPONNESE PGI

Lively salmon rose color with primary flavors of red flowers with a pleasant crunchy finish. Fresh and crispy, lingering and fine, it is a premium Greek rose with character.

PELOPONNESE PGI

Dominant Flavors

red rose mandarin melon

Color

salmon rose

Taste Profile

taste
grapes

It is a blend from the local Agiorgitiko and the international Merlot grapes.

Agiorgitiko, is considered to be one of the noblest Greek varieties. It gives wines with deep color, fruity aromatic character, high-ranking in alcohol degrees, with a rich structure in the mouth, tannins and acidities. The variety's versatility has led to it spreading across Greece and to other warm growing regions, but the best wine made from this grape is in the higher-altitude vineyards of Nemea, in the Peloponnese. It produces rose wines of excellent rose color and fine, full body.

Merlot grapes add color and red fruit notes. Soft and smooth by character, Merlot is ideal for rose wine blends.

FOOD PAIRING PROPOSITIONS

Sweet and sour dishes
Light salads, pasta and rice dishes
Seafood
Grilled fish
Raw and lightly cooked shellfish