T-Oinos winery and their wines really are doing things right. They’re going from strength to strength with more notable, well-regarded individuals singing their praises and giving wonderful reviews.
Louis Robuchon, son of Michelin starred “chef of the century” Joel Robuchon now stocks T-Oinos wines in his world-famous restaurants. They are his best-selling wines, in part because they find the salinity works perfectly with Japanese food. He recently paid a visit to the island d of Tinos and the T-Oinos winery. Monsieur Robuchon said; “Clos Stegasta Assyrtiko is undoubtedly one of the best white wines in the world. Infinitely mineral and tense, with unlimited length, it looks like a Samuri sword with surgical precision. Perfect with seafood – you feel the sea and wine – with Tinos being called the island of the wind.”
The red didn’t escape high acclaim either, with him going on to say; “The red, Clos Stegasta cuvée "Mavrotragano" is a nugget. This forgotten grape variety was given back to the world by Alexandre's unflagging passion and continuous efforts. Deep red colour, it has a nose of green pepper and liquorice with roasted aromas and tobacco. Rich in the mouth, with fine tannins and a powerful but fresh finish.”
Another huge coup for T-Oinos is the self proclaimed “evil” monkey from the Wine Monkeys blog, Master of Wine Lenka Sedlackova giving the wines a massive thumbs up. She got to taste the Clos Stegasta 2017 against the Clos Stegasta cuvée “rare”. Here’s what she has to say on her Instagram:
“Comparative tasting of 2017 Clos Stegasta Assyrtiko from Tinos Island and the new, special ‘parcel within parcel’ selection called ‘Rare’. This parcel was chosen by Stephane Derenoncourt to be bottled separately and is being released this month. It is truly stunning. If the ‘standard’ Clos Stegasta is a stunning, linear and poised wine, ‘Rare’ takes it to the next level. Even more precision, finesse, haunting perfume and creamy, super-long palate. This is Assyrtiko for grown-ups and Burgundy lovers. Thank you @toinoswinery for letting me try it!”