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The winemaker Apostolos Mountrichas a Syrah expert, revived the ancient indigenous Euboean red grape ‘Mavrokoudoura’ made Euboea a famous Greek winegrowing region.

avantis-logoIn the center of Greece, in the heart of Evia, within Lilantio’s vineyard -70 km northeastern of Athens- lies Mytikas or Ambelia (Vines) in its beautiful scenery. It is in this village that Economist Apostolos Mountrichas settled his winery in 1994.

The varieties that are cultivated are greek indigenous grapes and international as well. Malagousia, Asyrtiko, Muscat blanc a petits grains, Sauvignon blanc, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Mavrokoudoura (a very rare red indigenous ancient greek variety – which it has been revived by mr. Mountrichas a few years ago), Syrah, Grenache rouge and Merlot.

History

Avantis is the ancient name of Evia originated by the name of the first prehistoric greek tribe, the AvantesThe viticultural history of the Mountrichas family starts in the 19th  century having 10he of land.

Terroir

The 20 hectare vineyards of the Avantis Estate are found in Evia in Central Greece. The soil is mostly gravel & stone gravel,  sand clay and loam. The vineyards are found at an altitude of 250 – 500 m. lying on semi-mountainous slopes or even steep mountainous ones.

The climate is Mediterranean – cold winters, warm summers and long, dry autumns. During autumn and winter months cold air masses blow down from the mountains that surround Avantis vineyards. The long periods of sunshine help grapes ripen ideally.

Winemaker

Mr. Apostolos Mountrichas was born in Athens and grew up at Mytikas, Llilantio. He is an Economist, graduate of Department of Economics, University of Athens. After University he took Oenology & wine tasting courses at the ‘Greek Wine Academy’.

He is the man thanks to whom the wines produced have had such a success for 19 years. He is the ‘brains’ and the ‘soul’ of the estate. He is very famous for his commitment to the Syrah grape. He has been called many times as a ‘Master of Syrah’. In 2006 he was a candidate for best Greek winemaker of the year. He is married to Oenologist Lenga Grigoriadou (WSET Diploma) and they both work hard to make their dream come true – the production of top quality wines and the revival of vineyards in Evia.

Awards

Avantis Estate has conquered many medals and awards  (over 300 medals) from international wine competitions (Decanter Wine Awards, IWC, IWSC, Syrah du Monde, Vinalies International, Berliner Wein Trophy, China Wine Awards, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition).

Specifically Avantis Estate has gained high scores (90+) from the American wine writers Mr. Robert Parker & Mr. Squires (Wine Advocate), Mrs. Tara Q. Thomas (Wine & Spirits), the Canadian Mr. Tony Aspler and the British  mrs. Julia Harding MW, close partner of mrs. Jancis Robinson MW, that she has written an article about fine greek red wines. Among others Avantis Estate wines, she has tasted and graded our top Syrah Avantis, the Collection. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/greeks-in-athens

 Many Masters of Wine have visited the Avantis Estate such as, Mr. Joel Butler MW, President of the Institute of Masters of Wine –North America, mr. Konstantinos Lazarakis MW and mr. Yiannis Karakasis MW.

The Wines

DolphinsSantorini

Dolphins Santorini 2016

Dry White Wine
PDO Santorini

The highly talented winemaker Apostolos Mountrihas goes “island-hopping”, leaving his native Evia temporarily, for Santorini. His Santorini is unmistakably typical, however it is still true to his signature style of friendly, approachable, delightful wines. Delicate citrus flowers play “hide and seek” with stony minerality on the nose as well as on the palate, where acidity runs wild. Perfect with raw seafood, sushi and deep-fried whitebait or calamari.
(Ted Lelekas, November 2017)
GRAPE/BLEND:
Assyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani
ALC: 13.5% abv

PlagiesGerakion

Plagies Gerakion Rosé 2016

Dry Rosé Wine
PGI Evia

Greece’s native grape varieties keep providing the base for excellent rosé wines. Evia-native Mavrokountoura is one of them and, being a favorite at Avantis Estate, the result is fascinating. An array of delicate aromas of sweet spices and spring fruit form the first impression, only to be followed by crisp freshness and perfect length. Enjoy as an aperitif or paired with creamy cheese, cold cuts and fresh tomato sauce pasta dishes.
(Ted Lelekas, November 2017)
GRAPE/BLEND:
100% Mavrokountoura
ALC: 13% abv

White Wines

HARMONY WHITE
Central Greece
P.G.I Central Greece (Protected Geographical Indication Central Greece) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Malagousia 50% – Trebbiano 50%
ALC: 12% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE WHITE
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
Varieties:Viognier 55% – Assyrtiko 45%-Muscat 5%
ALC: 12.5% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE MALAGOUSIA
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
Varieties:Malagousia
ALC: 12.5% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
Varieties:Sauvignon Blanc
ALC: 12.5% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE LENGA
EVIA
White Table Dry Wine -Greece
Varieties:Gewurztraminer
ALC: 13% abv

DOLPHINS SANTORINI
Santorini
PDO Santorini (Protected Denomination of Origin Santorini) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Assyrtiko
ALC: 13.5% abv

AFOURA
Santorini
PDO Santorini (Protected Denomination of Origin Santorini)
GRAPE/BLEND: Assyrtiko
ALC: 13.5% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE FALCONS’ SLOPES WHITE
Region :EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
Varieties:Malagousia 50% – Sauvignon Blanc 50%
ALC: 13% abv

Red Wines

HARMONY RED
Central Greece
P.G.I Central Greece (Protected Geographical Indication Central Greece) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Vradiano 50% – Merlot 50%
ALC: 12.5% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE RED
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Grenache Rouge 50% – Syrah 50%
ALC: 13.5 abv

AVANTIS ESTATE SYRAH
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Syrah
ALC: 14% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE MAVROKOUDOURA
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Syrah
ALC: 13% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE FALCONS’ SLOPES RED
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Mavrokoudoura 90% – Syrah 10%
ALC: 14% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE AGIOS CHRONOS(HOLY TIME)
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Syrah 92% – Viognier 8%
ALC: 14% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE COLLECTION
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Syrah
ALC: 14% abv

Rosé Wines

AVANTIS ESTATE ROSE
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Grenache Rouge 50% – Syrah 50%
ALC: 12.5 abv

AVANTIS ESTATE FALCONS’ SLOPES ROSE
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Mavrokoudoura
ALC: 13% abv

Dessert Wines

AVANTIS ESTATE MELITIS
EVIA
Table Dessert Wine – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains
ALC: 15% abv

AVANTIS ESTATE PRINCESS
EVIA
P.G.I Evia (Protected Geographical Indication Evia) – Greece
GRAPE/BLEND: Syrah
ALC: 14% abv

Ratings & Awards

Avantis Estate Malagousia

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate Malagousia 2012 13th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2013 – GREECE Gold 2013
Avantis Estate Malagousia 2013 BERLINER WEIN TROPHY WINTER Gold 2013
Avantis Estate Malagousia 2013 INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE Silver 2014
Avantis Estate Malagousia 2013 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION USA Silver 2014
Avantis Estate Malagousia 2014 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Silver 2015
Avantis Estate Malagousia 2014 JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE Gold 2016

Avantis Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013 THE BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Gold 2015
Avantis Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – Η.Β. Bronze 2016
Avantis Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015 INTERNATIONAL GREEK WINE COMPETITION Silver 2014

Avantis Lenga

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Lenga 2013 INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE Bronze 2014
Avantis Lenga 2013 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – Η.Β. Silver 2014
Avantis Lenga 2013 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION USA Silver 2014
Avantis Lenga 2014 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Gold 2015
Avantis Lenga 2015 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Silver 2016

Avantis Agios Chronos – Holy Time

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Agios Chronos – Holy Time 2009 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – UK Bronze 2014
Avantis Agios Chronos – Holy Time 2009 THE BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Gold 2014
Avantis Agios Chronos – Holy Time 2010 CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN – FRANCE Silver 2015
Avantis Agios Chronos – Holy Time 2010 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Silver 2015
Avantis Agios Chronos – Holy Time 2011 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – Η.Β. Platinum medal 2016
Avantis Agios Chronos – Holy Time 2016 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Bronze medal 2016

Avantis Estate White

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate White 2013 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – UK Gold 2013
Avantis Estate White 2013 THE BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Bronze 2014
Avantis Estate White 2013 CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN – FRANCE Silver 2014
Avantis Estate White 2014 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Bronze 2015
Avantis Estate White 2015 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – Η.Β. Gold 2016

Avantis Estate White

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate Red 2010 CHINA WINE AWARDS Gold 2013
Avantis Estate Red 2011 CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS Gold 2015

Avantis Estate Rose

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate Rose 2010 13th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION GREECE Silver 2013
Avantis Estate Rose 2015 SAKURA JAPAN WINE COMPETITION Silver 2016

Avantis Falcon Hills

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Falcon Hills 2013 INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE Bronze 2014

Hawk’s Hill White

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Hawk’s Hill White 2013 14th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION OF THESSALONIKI – GREECE Gold 2014
Hawk’s Hill White 2011 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Silver 2015

Avantis Estate Collection

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate Collection 2010 14th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION OF THESSALONIKI – GREECE Gold 2015
Avantis Estate Collection 2011 SYRAH DU MONDE – FRANCE Silver 2016
Avantis Estate Collection 2010 JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE Silver 2016

Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura 2010 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Silver 2013
Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura 2010 13th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Gold 2013
Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura 2010 BERLINER WEIN TROPHY SUMMER Silver 2013
Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura 2010 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION USA Bronze 2014
Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura 2010 4th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION OF THESSALONIKI Silver 2014
Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura 2011 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Silver 2015
Avantis Estate Mavrokoudoura 2011 JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE Bronze 2016

Avantis Estate Syrah

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Estate Syrah 2009 BERLINER WEIN TROPHY Gold 2014
Avantis Estate Syrah 2010 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – UK Silver 2014
Avantis Estate Syrah 2010 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION USA Bronze 2014
Avantis Estate Syrah 2010 14th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION OF THESSALONIKI – GREECE Gold 2014
Avantis Estate Syrah 2010 THE BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Silver 2014
Avantis Estate Syrah 2011 INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION OF THESSALONIKI-GREECE Silver 2015
Avantis Estate Syrah 2011 CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS–CHINA Double Gold 2015
Avantis Estate Syrah 2011 CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS–CHINA Greek Wine of the Year 2015
Avantis Estate Syrah 2011 CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN–FRANCE Gold 2015
Avantis Estate Syrah 2010 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Silver 2015
Avantis Estate Syrah 2012 VINALIES INTERNATIONAL DE PARIS – FRANCE Silver 2016
Avantis Estate Syrah 2012 JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE Gold 2016

Avantis Dolphins Santorini

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Dolphins Santorini 2013 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Silver 2013
Avantis Dolphins Santorini 2013 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – ASIA Silver 2104
Avantis Dolphins Santorini 2013 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION USA Double Gold Χρονια
Avantis Dolphins Santorini 2014 CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN  – FRANCE Gold 2015
Avantis Dolphins Santorini 2014 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Gold 2015
Avantis Dolphins Santorini 2014 SAKURA JAPAN WINE COMPETITION Silver 2016
Avantis Dolphins Santorini 2014 JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE Bronze 2016

Avantis Afoura Santorini

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Afoura Santorini 2013 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – USA Bronze medal 2015
Avantis Afoura Santorini 2013 DECANTER WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS – UK Bronze medal 2015
Avantis Afoura Santorini 2013 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – Η.Β. Silver 2016

Avantis Museum

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Avantis Museum 2001-2003-2005 DECANTER WINE AWARDS – UK Silver 2014
Avantis Museum 2001-2003-2005 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION USA Gold 2014
Avantis Museum 2001-2003-2005 THE BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Gold 2014

Hawk’s Hill Red

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Hawk’s Hill Red 2010 14th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION OF THESSALONIKI – GREECE Gold 2014
Hawk’s Hill Red 2010 14th INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION OF THESSALONIKI – GREECE Special Award of Red Blend 2014

Sweet Princess

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Sweet Princess 2014 BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – BULGARIA Bronze medal 2015
Sweet Princess SYRAH DU MONDE – FRANCE Gold 2016

Melitis N.V

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Melitis N.V SAKURA JAPAN WINE COMPETITION Double Gold 2016

Robert Parker

    • Avantis Melitis 95/100

Wine & Spirits Magazine

    • Avantis Estate Syrah 92/100

Jancis Robinson

    • Avantis Malagousia 17/100

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WINERY:
AVANTIS ESTATE, MYTIKAS LILANTIO, 34100 EVIA, GREECE
+302221055350, +306945757091

WINE TOURISM:
MESARIA, 84700, SANTORINI GREECE
+302286030242

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