“Ιf you dissociate Greece, in the end you'll see that all is left is: an olive tree, a vineyard and a ship. Which means: with all these you can make it up again.”
Odysseas Elytis (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1979 ) - poetry collection “Little Nautilus”, 1985.
The family business “Potsios” deals with production and trading of wine and alcoholic beverages. The numbering of the wine bottles indicates a limited production aiming at quality. The wine is produced by people who love the art of wine making, in private vineyards in Argos of Amfilochia. Vinification and aging takes place in oak barrels. The production procedure meets all international standards. (ISO etc.)
The Greek tradition in wine dates back at least 3000 years. The significance of the Acarnanian earth in high quality wine making was already mentioned in ancient Greek mythology. Oeneus, king of the city Calydon (in modern Aetolia-Acarnania ), is said to have introduced wine making in the area. According to a legend he received the initial branch of grapevine from god Dionysus himself.
There are four types of “Potsios” wines.
White Dry “Asyrtico /Malagouzia Potsios”. A wine combining the flavours of the topical “Malagouzia” and the Santorinian “Asyrtico”.
Red Dry “Cabernet Sauvignon Potsios”. Produced from gapes belonging to the famous Central - European variety. It is said that a goat used to leave its shepherd for some time in order to return sated. The shepherd watched the animal and found out that it went eating grapes.
Red Dry “ Syrah Potsios”. The popular Syrah variety originated in southwestern France. A male owl usually sits singing above those vineyards.
Red Dry “ Merlot Potsios”. A vine of velvet texture from the famous Bordeaux variety. When a fox eats the fruits, these are ripe, and so the winemaker knows its time to harvest.