Spyros Metaxa set out to reach a level of smoothness and aromatic intensity never previously attained in spirits.
To get to his vision, he blazed his original path. He went beyond conventions, faced risks.
He created a drink vibrant and spirited, yet smooth on the palate..
The drink he gave his name to.
At the edge of Europe, in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Muscat vineyards are nourished by the Sun, kept cool by the sea breeze, their roots piercing tough mineral soil. Yields are low, but of exceptional aromas and generous, concentrated flavours.
Vineyards are grown in miniscule, well-
These are the “terraces” of the Aegean. Terraces are protected by stone walls that keep the soil from washing away.
The Muscat grapes are picked exclusively by hand.
Constantinos Raptis knows the secrets of METAXA like no one else. He carefully selects the noblest, most aromatic Muscat wines and sets them aside for his future blends.
He picks the finest distillates one by one and patiently matures them in French Limousin oak casks.
Only when the time is right does he blend the aged distillates with the Muscat wines. He gives his blends more time to rest and brings in one last touch with a secret bouquet of infused May rose petals and Mediterranean herbs.
In 1888 Spyros Metaxa created, a smooth amber spirit.
This art of wine-
Since 1888, the House of Metaxa has been on a journey to offer one of the smoothest and most pleasurable amber spirits under the sun. METAXA 12 Stars is the refined expression of this journey. This one-