Mega Spileo Estate Mavrodaphne – Mavro Kalavritino
Category & Origin
Dry Red Wine, PGI Achaia
Mavrodaphne 60% – Mavro Kalavritino 40%
•Location: Single Vineyard Mega Spileo Estate
• Surface: 3 hectares
• Altitude: 820-880 m
• Cultivation: Organic
• Soil: Clay & sand
• Production: 4 tn/ha
• Configuration: bilateral cordon
• Planting density: 4100 plants/ha
• Harvest: Mid-October
After harvesting, grapes are pressed and go through pre-fermentative extraction, remaining with their skins until fermentation is completed. The wine is then transferred to the cellar for maturation in new French oak barrels. It matures in the barrels for at least 2.5 years, is subsequently bottled and remains for the same amount of time in the bottle to develop the ideal balance. To preserve its flavour, the wine does not undergo stabilisation and filtering.
Deep red colour. Prominent aromas of white pepper, black fruits and hints of herbs mingle against a backdrop of chocolate and coffee. Complex in the mouth, balanced and fine with good acidity and elegant tannins. The after-taste is long and pleasant, with notes of spices and chocolate.
Suitable for extensive ageing.
Red meats in rich sauces, game and matured yellow cheeses.
*Careful transfer of the wine to a decanter before serving is recommended, to avoid sediments and allow the flavour profile to better express itself.