Ktima Spiropoulos Porfyros

TYPE: DRY RED WINE

CATEGORY: P.G.I. ARCADIA

VARIETY: 40% CABERNET FRANC 30% CABERNET SAUVIGNON 30% MERLOT

VINEYARDS: Family-owned organic vineyards in the upland region of Mantinia, Arcadia, Greece. 650m altitude.

SOIL: Clay and sand.

CLIMATE: As a result of high elevations, the climate in Mantinia is more continental than Mediterranean. This is one of thecoldest wine-growing regions in Greece, despite its relatively low latitude. Cool temperatures during summer slow ripening sufficiently for the grapes to retain their characteristic acidity, and harvest can sometimes come as late as October.

HARVEST: September, hand harvested.

VINIFICATION METHOD : After careful fermentation of organically grown Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from the Domaine Spiropoulos vineyards, the wines are barrel aged for fifteen months, blended, filtered and bottle aged for a further twelve months.

ALCOHOLIC VOLUME [%]: 13.5

VOLATILE ACIDITY [ GR ACETIC ACID / LT ]: 0.59

TOTAL ACIDITY[ GR TARTAR. ACID / LT ]: 5.62

RESIDUAL SUGAR [GR / LT] : 2.31

pH: 3.32

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Pairs well with braised beef, moussaka, lamb, blue cheese, gourmet burgers, roasted duck, steak.

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