eMeis Red 2020
VARIETY: Mandilaria 50% & Agiorgitiko 50%. A wondrous blend of two indigenous Greek red grape varieties, one being an islander and the other a mainlander. Mandilaria is a red variety with quite intense color and high tonality. Agiorgitiko, is one of the most known Greek varieties and a very versatile grape variety that can be made in a wide range of styles.
GRAPE ORIGIN: Both varieties have low yields of about 5,500kg/he. This Agiorgitiko is a relatively young vine of 20 years of age, planted in the Attican wine country in the area called Kantza. But this Mandilaria vine is older by 20 years reaching a ripe 40 years of age from 3 different plots at an altitude of 250m above sea level in the Spata area vineyards.
CLIMATE: 2019/2020 winter was relatively mild, with regular appeasing rainfall throughout the year. During summer we had nice cool nights and very short-lived heatwaves which enabled smooth maturation for the fruit. A very good year thus an excellent vintage.
VINIFICATION: This fruity red wine is made by carbonic maceration. The grape berries enter in whole into the tank which is then sealed to undergo a patient and intrinsic fermentation which involves each individual grape berry separately. The result is a wine with rich, fresh, red fruits’ aromas, with a medium to high acidity that is best enjoyed young.
PRODUCTION: 14000 bottles
TASTING NOTES: Light ruby color. Fresh aromas of red forest fruits. Light mouth with intense flavors of strawberries & sour cherries. Medium to high acidity and a medium aftertaste.
FOOD PAIRING: Best enjoyed with red sauced pasta or pizza, grilled chicken or light stews.
Alcohol: 12,0 %
Total acidity: 5
Residual Sugar: 0,3 g/l