Domaine de Kalathas

    Domaine de Kalathas

    Jérôme Charles Binda

    Greece / Cyclades

    In love with the Greek Cyclades, Jérôme Charles Binda, a former designer and antique dealer from Paris, settled with his family in the middle of the Aegean Sea on the island of Tinos in 2011. There, he comes across native vines that are true to their roots, like Rozaki, Aspro Potamissi, Koumariano, Mavro Potamissi or Gdurra, between 100 and 200 years old, as phylloxera has not raged on the island with sandy granite soils. After spending some time on Tinos, Jérôme, grasping the exceptional potential of this heritage, decides to get into wine production. Together with his eldest son, Gabriel Binda, they purchase a few parcels of the ancient Cycladic grape varieties and also plant young vines on a terrain that spans 10 hectares of rocky terraces, between 320 and 400 metres above sea level, with an exposure that ranges from north-east to south-east. In addition to the creeping vines typical of Tinos, olive trees, citrus and other Mediterranean fruits grow on the estate. Thanks to water wells and solar energy, the Kalathas winery is largely self-sufficient.
    Jérôme realizes the first experiments in stainless steel tanks with the help of Jason and Thomas Ligas and in 2017 he defines his first vintage, completely without added sulfur. Today, the winery is certified organic, but Jérôme wants to go further with his own interpretation of biodynamics using local resources and plants.
    Handpicked, multiple sorting before gentle vertical pressing, whole cluster maceration, low temperature control, minimal interventionist cellar work, Jérôme does his utmost to preserve the typicity of the grapes and transfer the mind to this wonderful piece of land with the enjoyment of his wines. The wines are aromatic and digestible with a fresh, noble bitter, iodine finish. Animating and sensual. Wines that are unlike anything you have ever tasted.