Vlachiko. Local Unique Variety Of Epirus.
It is a variety that comes from the great cold regions of Epirus, i.e. the areas of Epirus that are at high altitude and have very low temperatures. It is the climatic conditions that influence and shape its character, with its low alcohol content and low intensity of colour as its main characteristics. Organoleptically it is a surprise! Its aromas emerge distinctly and smell of forest fruits, spices and green apples. On the palate the tannins are subtle and allow the good acidity to emerge. Wines made exclusively from Vlachiko have started to appear recently and deserve our attention because they are charming, refreshing and are a safe choice even for warm evenings with friends.
This variety, in a strong way, conveys the characteristics of its cold climate in the glass. It is a red grape variety used for the production of dry red wines, which are mainly matured in barrel. Although traditionally blended with other varieties, producers and wine lovers are beginning to appreciate the qualities of wines made exclusively from Vlachiko. For example, our winery, Imperator, is the only winery in Greece that creates rosé wine exclusively from the Vlachiko variety.