Peloponnese report – next stop Mantinia


See Greeks not resting on their laurels for my introduction to this trip around the Peloponnese.

We visited just two producers here on the high plateau of Mantinia (roughly in the centre of the map), in the Peloponnese prefecture of Arkadia: Domaine Spiropoulos in Artemisio at the north-eastern edge of the plateau and Domaine Tselepos near Rizes on the southern side. (I'd love to have Arkadia as part of my address!) The plateau is 600 m above sea level at its lowest point and the area is characterised by its cool climate and late harvest dates. The dominant variety is...