2013 Domaine Mercouri Cava, Refosco-Mavrodaphne, Letrina
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Still Dry Red Wine, Refosco d.p. Rosso 80% - Mavrodaphne 20%, PGI Letrina, Full-bodied, Vintage 2013, 18 months in barrel, Alc. 13.5% by Vol., Ageing potential 10-12 years, Production: 4.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
2017, 91 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2009.
2016, 93 pts, Wine & Spirits Mag., Vintage 2012.
2011, Gold, Challenge International du Vin, France, Vintage 2003.
Deep ruby colour. An earthy and evolved nose, red fruits, chocolate and hints of spices, leather and cedar. Distinctive, harmonious, with smooth tannins and long aftertaste. An exceptional wine with plenty of potential.
Roasted lamb of Peloponnese, roasted wild boar of Mainalon, traditional rooster with noodles and tomato sauce, hard and matured 'Graviera' cheese of Tripolis. Served at 16 - 18 °C.
The vineyards of Mercouri Estate on the western coast of the Peloponnese, near Ancient Olympia.
Altitude: 80m. Soil: clay.
Harvest: End of September. Yield: 60-70 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 35 years.
Agriculture: Integrated farming.
Classic red wine vinification. Maturation for 18 months in new French oak casks (1/3 Allier, 1/3 Never, 1/3 Vosges). Acidity: 5.0 g/L TA, pH: 3.76, Residual sugar: 2.7 g/L.