Isola di Tinos, Cicladi
Domaine de Kalathas is located on Tinos, an island in the Cyclades that is perhaps the wildest and most windswept island in the entire archipelago, and it was the rugged beauty of this landscape that led Jérôme Binda to move here with his young family from France in 2011.
The Binda vineyards stretch across a remote, beautiful landscape where the countryside is barren and the few portions of forest there are interspersed with vineyards and other subsistence crops. We are about three or four hundred meters above the Aegean in the eastern part of the island. The old bush-trained vines of indigenous varieties are up to two hundred years old and are all free-standing on granitic and sandy soils, which give the wines a crazy quality and a unique mineral character.
An incredibly arid climate!
Although farming is organic, the Binda family goes far beyond that, employing elements of biodynamics and permaculture; they are constantly looking for ways to retain water and nutrients in this incredibly arid climate.
The grapes are harvested and selected with great care, pressed with the feet, and after fermentation the wines are left to age for as long as necessary to achieve the clarity and concentration that are their hallmarks.
Wines of great depth where the marine character is expressed with special concentration and clarity.