Anatolikos Fine Mavroudi

Grape Varieties: Mavroudi 100%

Location of vineyard: Avdira, Xanthi, Thrace, Greece

Vineyard: Organic, privately owned with production of 400-500 kilos per acre.

Soils: Sandy hills with rocky underground with 5 kilometers from the sea.

Climate: Mediterranean with East winds, warm winds and day to night temperature difference 13-15C

Harvest: By hand in small wooden baskets

Vinification technique: Spontaneous fermentation takes place in 225L open top oak barrels with indigenous yeasts.  The lengthy fermentation duration is due to the cool cellar temperatures at the winery. During fermentation, the grape skins are pressed by hand on a daily basis. Once fermentation is complete, it is transferred to another set of mixed age barrels to mature with the lees for 18 months. It is then bottled unfiltered and undergoes no further treatment aside from 2-3 months of bottle age before release. 6000 bottles produced.

Alcohol level & characteristics: Alcohol 14%, Acidity: 5.3g/l, Sulfur: 34 mg/l, Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l, PH: 3.45

Description: Vibrant ruby color with intense and complex aromas of earth, leather, barnyard and gamey notes.  As the wine opens, aromas of ripe red and black fruits, cedar, dried plums and figs, pine honey, coffee and cocoa, almonds and spices present themselves.  Soft yet developed tannins are present on the palate with balanced acidity, fruit and a complex and lingering finish.

Serving suggestions: Try it with dry cured meats, BBQ, wild game, wild mushrooms, ripe cheeses and sausages.  Decanting is recommended.

Fine Mavroudi is certified organic by BIO Hellas and contains only naturally occurring sulfites

Farming Practices:  Sustainable, Certified Organic