The family-owned traditional winery Sant’or is located in the historic village Santomeri of Achaia, 30km from Patras, at an altitude of 600m amidst a biodynamic-organic vineyard.
According to myth, Hercules had moved part of this mountain from Mt Erimanthos. Homer refers of the district as ‘Oleniin Petri’. The name Santomeri comes from the French garrison commander Nicolas de Saint-Omer (1273), who had camped there during the Frankish domination of the region. Tradition has it that here is where the wife of Constantinos Palaiologos, the last Byzantine Emperor, died.
A superb example of natural Roditis; one of Greece’s highly valued varieties. Floral aromas of bitter lemon, lemon rind, basil and thyme with hints of bread crust and wet terracotta. The palate is fruity and expressive with notes of candied lemon peel, yellow pear, melon, butter and honey on toast with a mineral finish.
Try with cooked vegetables with olive oil, boiled or fried greens, snails in garlic butter, seafood pasta, rabbit with mushrooms & legumes, egg & bacon tart, chicken risotto, asparagus & cashew pilaf, or green salad
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