Domaine Katsaros is a small family enterprise established in 1985 in the traditional vine country of Krania, Mount Olympus, in Northern Greece. The twenty-acre privately owned vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay crops, with a small, state of the art winery situated on the eastern slopes of lower Mount Olympus at an altitude of 750 meters, just outside the village of Krania. The main factors contributing to the superior quality of these award winning wines are the regions’ mild winters, the sun blessed, yet cool summers, and the biological care at the vineyard coupled with the limited yield (5000-6000 kilos per hectare).
The white wine, made exclusively with Chardonnay, ferments in fresh barrels and stays sur lie for seven months, given periodic stirrings. It is bottled and made commercially available the second year following vinification.
The red wine, made with a combination of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot grapes, is traditionally vinified and kept in French oak barrels (50% new wood) for 12 months. It is then bottled and stored in the Krania cellars at the Domaine itself. The white and the red Domaine Katsaros wines are “vins de gardes”, with notable ageing potential.