Mega Spileo Wild Ferment

Category & Origin

Dry Red Wine, PGI Achaia

Varietal Composition

Selection of the Estate’s red varieties

Vineyard

For the 2018 harvest, the following varieties were selected: Mavrodaphne 41%, Cabernet Sauvignon 27%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 12%.

Winemaking

The grapes, once carefully selected, undergo a precise destemming process before being guided into brand new, open-ended French oak barrels that hold 225 litres.  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 chilling and filtering.

Character

Deep red colour with vibrant violet hues. On the nose, hints of green peppers, black fruit, bitter chocolate and leather, with mild notes of wood. Exuberant and warm on the palate, with intense tannins and acidity that makes it ideal for ageing. Its finish has a strong aftertaste of laurel and dried fruits.

Ideal with

Grilled meat, game, aged yellow cheese

750ml

6bottles/case

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