Domaine Hatzimichalis lies in Opountia Locris, a site in the valley of Atalanti in Central Greece which is surrounded by Knimida mountain to the north, Chlomo mountain to the south, Parnassus to the west and the northern Eubean Gulf to the east. The main natural feature of this ecosystem is the cool breeze that flows from Mt Parnassus to the sea and vice-versa, during the summer time, as also in winter. The vine plots of the Estate are separated into four parts: the Old Vineyards, the Lower Vineyards, the Upper Vineyards and the New Vineyards. Each one of these blocks is divided into individual terroirs, and these ones in smaller different sections where they systematically cultivate different grape varieties. Thus, they have created a complex, as well as unique, viticultural mosaic of 220 hectares of privately owned land. The unique character of each one of their terroirs is affected by the soil, altitude, orientation, microclimate, vines’ age and grape varieties. They assure high grape productivity by applying strict vine-growing methods. Then, they employ their experience along with modern technology and tradition and vinify their grapes in small individual batches per terroir. And of they utilize vine plots which retain the local cultural and social values.
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