Semeli Mountain Sun Red
Wine maker: Yiannis Flerianos
Grape Varieties:Agiorgitiko 80% and Syrah 20%
Vineyards:Agiorgitiko: low yielding vineyards on the slopes of Nemea at an altitude of 400-500m.
Syrah: low yielding vineyards on the slopes of Aigialia at an altitude of 700-800m.
Soil:Sloping lime–stone for Agiorgitiko and sloping clay for Syrah
Microclimate:Due to the altitude, low temperatures during the winter and cool summer nights, allow a slow ripening of the grapes for both varieties. That results the production of well-balanced wines.
Harvest:Agiorgitiko: September 20 – 23th.
Syrah: September 14 – 16th.
Vinification:Grapes are handpicked and transferred to the winery in small plastic bins. They are first chilled in cooling chamber, then destemmed and directed to the tank by gravity. A pre – fermentation maceration, at a temperature of 8-10oC, for up to five days, maximizes flavour extraction. Classic red wine vinification follows at temperature of 22-24oC with a duration of extraction between 7 – 14 days. Malolactic fermentation in the tank. The wine matures in French oak for 6 months and has an aging potential for 3 to 5 years after bottling.
Average Production:90.000 bottles
Acidity:5.4 g/l expressed as tartaric acid
Residual sugar:1.9 g/l
Tasting notes:Vibrant ruby-violet color. Rich aromatic bouquet combining fresh cherry, plum, lively raspberry and blackberry fruits with a touch of spice on the nose. Balanced palate with round and velvety texture. Noble tannins and long aftertaste.
Serving suggestions:An ideal companion to pasta cooked with tomato sauce, grilled red meat and varieties of cold cuts and hard cheeses. It can be enjoyed with many Mediterranean dishes.