Vaton tsipouro (without anise), is created at the Tsantali distillery in Agios Pavlos, Halkidiki, from fermented marcs from the noble white varieties that give the Mount Athos Local Wine.
The nose is dynamic, distinguished by the intensity of the alcohol and its taste is full, maintaining the aroma of the grape in the mouth. Long-lasting aromatic aftertaste.
The raw material for Tsipouro is quality, healthy, aromatic grapes that are harvested by hand at a very good stage of ripening. After careful desiccation, the grapes are vinified in stainless steel refrigerated tanks under controlled temperature and environmental conditions. Upon completion of the fermentation, the marcs are transferred to a stainless steel tank where they are stored airtight and at a low temperature until distillation. These conditions are critical factors in order for the marcs to maintain their aromas and quality, elements that will characterize the final distillate.
This is followed by the distillation into small, discontinuous copper vapors with steam. The marcs are distilled in a slow process at a controlled low temperature.
For tsipouro we keep only the “heart” of the distillation, which is free from any dangerous substances and contains the highest quality characteristics in terms of aroma, body and taste.
In the case of Tsipouro with anise, the distillation is done in the presence of Greek anise which offers the characteristic aroma and taste of the distillate.
Tsipouro is made for appetizers. And the easiest combinations are with fish and seafood such as grilled octopus, sardines, shrimp, squid, mussels. In other words, everything that is so deeply connected with the Greek summer and the holidays.
It was in 1890 when the Tsantali family started distilling this traditional Greek product.
The original recipe of the family was passed down from generation to generation with special respect and care. And this precious heritage is located in the heart of “OUZO TSANTALI”. An emblematic brand that maintains unchanged the authentic taste of tradition.