Mercouri Estate Cava Red

Varietal composition: 80% Refosco dal penducolo rosso, 20% Mavrodaphne

Place of production: Mercouri Estate’s vineyards on the western coast of the Peloponnese, near Ancient Olympia

Method of production:  Classic red vinification with selected yeasts and temperature control.

2014 production: 4,000 bottles

Color: Deep red

Aromas: A red fruity bouquet with fragrant overtones of chocolate,caramel and tobacco, in harmony with the cinnamon and the vanilla of the oak.

Goes well with: Roasted red and white meat, game, poultry, hard cheese, bitter chocolate etc.

Chemical analysis:
Alcohol content : 13.5 % vol.
pH: 3.60
Total acidity: 5.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.5 g/l

Maturing period: 18 months in french oak casks of 2nd, 3rd and 4th use

Ageing potential: More than 10 years

Recent distinctions:
• DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS, U.K. “Domaine Mercouri Cava” 2009: Silver
• CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN, France “Domaine Mercouri Cava” 2003: Gold
• CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DU VIN, Thessalonique “Domaine Mercouri Cava” 2004: Gold
• CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE, Italy “Domaine Mercouri Cava” 2006: Diploma di Gran Menzione
• CONCOURS MONDIAL, Belgium “Domaine Mercouri Cava” 2004: Silver

Vineyard Characheristics:
Location: Mercouri Estate’s proprietary vineyards
Elevation: 30 – 40m
Soil Type: Sandy clayous with limstone rocky formations
Age of Wines: 25 – 30 years

Label Barcode: 5203883000128


Farming Practices: Sustainable

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