Pomace from carefully selected, ripe and healthy grapes, which are cultivated in the Valley of the Muses and come form nine different varieties.
The pomace of each variety is distilled separately, in a copper alembic, drop by drop and at a low temperature. This way only the noblest aromatic compounds are obtained. The heads and tails of the distillate are discarded, in order to keep only the heart, which is redistilled following the same slow and gentle process. Finally, the separate distillates are blended in different ratios. The main white varieties are Assyrtiko and Malagouzia, the main red is the local rare variety of Mouhtaro. The aim is to create a tsipouro with a balanced taste and a consistent quality.
The result is a distillate with a fine and discrete character, clean and intense aromas, warm alcohol, a round mouthful and a balanced taste.
|The alcoholic content is 42%.
|Served straight or with ice, as an aperitif or paired with all types of Greek and mediterranean meze dishes.
|His deep love for wine and the millennia-old winemaking tradition of his homeland led Nikolaos Zaharias to found a small winemaking facility in 1946 and fulfill his life-long dream. Here, in Askri, in Central Greece, wine has always been an essential component of the local economy and an intrinsic part of the people’s culture.
At that time, in a village of about 600 inhabitants, 7 winemaking units were in operation. In 1967, his son, Athanasios Zaharias, entered the family business and gave it a new impulse by implementing dynamic and forward-looking ideas. With his contribution, the small artisanal winery was gradually transformed into a modern winemaking unit.
New vines were planted, in 1973 a new wine press was purchased, and in 1987, during a thorough renovation, the first bottling machine was added to the equipment. In 2005, the year when “Muses Estate” was created, it was time for Nikos, Stelios and Panayiotis, the third generation, to take their place in the family business. Their skills, scientific knowledge and youthful ideas combined with the family tradition and experience helped Muses Estate to make a step further into the 21st century.