Mercouri Estate Red

Varietal composition: 85% Refosco, 15% Mavrodaphne

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

Method of production: Classic red vinification.Prior to bottling, the new wine matures in oak casks in the estate’s underground cellars. The wine will mature further in the bottle for several months, before it is ready for distribution.

2016 production: 35,000 bottles

Color: Deep red

Aromas: A wine of fruity bouquet with fragrant overtones of chocolate and caramel, in harmony with the cinnamon and the vanilla of the oak wood. Its taste is structured with fine tannins and the velvety richness of Mavrodaphne.

Goes well with: Roasted red and white meat, poultry, hard cheese etc

Chemical analysis:
Alcohol content : 13.5 % vol.
pH: 3.60
Total acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual sugar: 3.0 g/l

Maturing period: 12 months in french oak casks of 2nd, 3rd and 4th use

Ageing potential: 5-8 years

Recent distinctions:
• BERLINER WEIN TROPHY, Germany “Domaine Mercouri” 2012: Gold • TEXSOM WINE COMPETITION, U.S.A. “Domaine Mercouri” 2011: Silver
• DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS, U.K. “Domaine Mercouri” 2010: Bronze
• I.W.C. MUNDUS VINI, Germany “Domaine Mercouri” 2009: Gold 750 ml, 375 ml, 1.5 L and 3.0 L bottles

Packing: 750 ml, 375 ml, 1.5 L and 3.0 L bottles

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: 5203883000111

Farming Practices: Sustainable

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