Every wine enthusiast and connoisseur appreciates a mansion that has its own vineyards. The location of the Kinsterna and its vineyards plays an instrumental role in producing excellent wines: constant sunlight, Aegean Sea breezes that encourage air circulation and the clay-like soil give birth to the wine's spectacular organoleptic properties.
Proud of its fertile vineyards, the Kinsterna currently produces three sumptuous wines using local Greek grape varieties such a Kydonitsa, Agiorgitiko and Mavroudi. The white entices with a scent of citrus as well as notes of bergamot and quince, while the Rosé boasts a strong, fruity bouquet of cherry, strawberry and rose. You're bound to appreciate the Red Kinsterna Wine with the aromatic intensity of red fruits and plum, featuring as well sweet spice, pepper, cinnamon and a smoked touch thanks to meticulous ageing in oak barrels.
The property will soon release another wine surprise: in 2011, wine produced from the local Malvasia grape was proudly accorded the EU's protected designation of origin (PDO) for the Monemvasia region. This came despite attempts from the French, Spanish and even Cretan winemakers to claim that the grape was theirs and after the notable efforts of Greek oenologists who proved that the grape's origin is indeed Monemvasia, as the word Malvasia affirms.
Only three or four wine producers in the greater area of Monemvasia have the right to produce this wine. The Kinsterna vineyards grow the Malvasia variety of grapes and is currently ageing a fine wine with a distinct 'recipe', requiring four years until the first PDO wines are officially produced. In due time, the Kinsterna's Malvasia wine will be available in limited quantities for the few who visit the estate and its vineyards.
It is worth mentioning that the locals have been producing Malvasia wine for ages. The PDO comes today as an affirmation of their deserved status, thanks to the backing of the Kinsterna to achieve this end.