Brintziki Estate is a family winery, situated just a few kilometers away from Ancient Olympia. Dionysios and Dionysia Brintziki, professional musicians as far as their basic occupation is concerned, started up the foundation of the winery based on the utilization of the already existing vineyard of Brintziki family, in 1994. Since the very beginning the vineyard has been being organically cultivated and the varieties planted as well as replanted are local Greek. Our constant aim is the production of unique wines, mostly of one variety, in order for the special characteristics of each one of them to be distinct.
The Avgoustiatis variety.
Avgoustiatis belongs to a small batch of rare Greek varieties, grown on a small scale and from a handful of winemakers, which nonetheless result in exquisite wines. It is a red variety that gives dry, red wines, taking the exploration of wine tastes to a whole new level.
Avgoustiatis gives wines of deep, lively, dark red color and intense aromas of ripe red fruit and Mediterranean herbs. These wines usually ripen in the barrel and have a round mouthfeel, medium body, fine grained tannins and medium to high alcohol percentage.
Avgoustiatis is a variety which is grown only in specific areas, mainly on the western Peloponnese whereas in the latter years an increase of the vineyards containing this variety has been noted. However, there are certain treasured old vineyards of this variety in the region. Given that the variety is rare, varietal vinifications are hard to come by and some wine makers mix Avgoustiatis with other autochthonous or international varieties such as Mavrodafni.
A bottle of Avgoustiatis is the choice of a true, international wine connoisseur, who nonetheless has the desire to experience new, surprising tastes. Avgoustiatis is especially recommended to wine aficionados who appreciate soft, mature but not heavy red wines. Wines of this variety can be ideally paired with grilled meat and yellow cheese. Due to their silky texture, they can be enjoyed either directly or after an aging period of four to six years, a point at which they acquire an unparalleled complexity.