Mega Spileo Wild Ferment
Category & Origin
Dry Red Wine, PGI Achaia
Selection of the Estate’s red varieties
• Location: Single vineyard of Mega Spileo Estate
- Altitude: 780-880 m
• Cultivation: Organic
• Soil: Clay, sand & gravel
• Production: 4 tn/ha
• Configuration: bilateral cordon
• Planting density: 4100 plants/ha
• Harvest: late October – early November
After harvesting, the grapes are partially pressed and placed in new open barrels. Here they undergo the entire alcoholic fermentation process, which occurs spontaneously from the grapes’ naturally occurring yeasts. The alcoholic fermentation takes 3-4 weeks, after which the wine remains in the same barrels for malolactic fermentation and another 24 months for ageing. This is followed by bottling and maturing in the bottle for at least 2 years. To preserve its flavour, the wine does not undergo stabilisation and filtering.
Deep ruby colour, with hints of black fruit, green bell pepper, mint and spices on the nose. A long ageing process in the barrel gives notes of vanilla and roasted nuts, with hints of smokiness. Exuberant, full and structured palate with strong tannins, acidity and lush fruit, with complexity and a long after-taste.
Suitable for extensive ageing.
Grilled meats, slow-cooked game and aged, spicy cheeses.