Slopes of Aigialeia, Peloponnese
Organic - Roditis, Assyrtiko, Lagorthi, Kydonitsa, Robola, Riesling, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Mavrodaphne, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
The vineyards of Aigialeia, which bear fruit in a unique soil and climate, cover hundreds of hectares, forming one of Greece's largest and most vibrant vinicultural zones.
The pioneering gravity-flow Rouvalis winery in the heart of Aigialeia has been making wine since 1990. Altitude, rocky outcrops, small carefully selected parcels of land, and terraced vineyards looking out over the Corinthian Gulf form an ideal location for “heroic viticulture”.
The majority of the winery's vines are located at an elevation of 840 m., with many smaller allotments scattered around at elevations of up to 1100 m. The mountainous terrain is perfect for cultivating the indigenous reddish-skinned Roditis and Tsigello (Mavrodaphne). The winery's viticultural profile includes a variety of other Greek and international varieties such as, Assyrtiko, Lagorthi, Malvasia, Viognier, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, as well as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
As Angelos Rouvalis’ successors, Theodora Rouvalis and Antonio Ruiz Pañego have brought their dedication, skill and wide-ranging knowledge to the winery and create wines with personality that express the distinctive and unique terroir of Aigialeia, one of the world’s most interesting viticultural zones.
Owner: Rouvalis family
Winemaker: Theodora Rouvalis & Antonio Ruiz Pañego
Varietals planted: Roditis, Assyrtiko, Lagorthi, Kydonitsa, Robola, Riesling, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Mavrodaphne, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Total acres: 10ha of property + 16ha
Soil: poor, stony and sandy soils with important inclination
Winery production: 100.000 bottles (whites) + 50.000 bottles (reds)
News and Awards
Tsigello 2017, 92 points
Tsigello 2021, 90 points
Steven Spurrier (1995)
“…Rouvalis Angelos at the forefront of the Greek
Wine Revolution. It’s the finest of Roditis wines in
Kim Marcus (Asprolithi 2006)
Even better now..! Green apple and citric aromas, sharp acidityand nice minerality! Delicate!
50 Great Greek Wines Tsigello 2018 Award
Jancis Robinson for Rouvalis wines
A beautiful article about Rouvalis winery at JancisRobinson.com
‘Heroic viticulture’, in one of the most interesting wine-growing zones in the world, Aigialeia.