2007 Mercouri Estate 'Chortais', Mavrodaphne - Corinthian raisin
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Fortified Sweet Red Wine, Mavrodaphne 55% - Corinthian raisin 45%, Vintage 2007, Alc.15% by Vol., 5 years in barrel, Ageing Potential over 15 years, Production: 1.200 bottles, Bottle Size: 500ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
2016, 94 pts, Wine & Spirits Mag., Vintage 2007.
2014, Silver, MUNDUS VINI, Germany, Vintage 2006.
2013, Gold, MUNDUS VINI, Germany, Vintage 2005.
Bright red colour with hints of ageing. A nose full of caramel and chocolate with rich velvety flavor. Harmonic and firmly structured with fine tannins.
Dried fruits, blue cheese (Roquefort etc.), chocolate cakes. Served at 7 - 9 °C.
The vineyards of Mercouri Estate on the western coast of the Peloponnese, near Ancient Olympia and selected raisin crops on the highlands of Vostizza.
Altitude: 80m - 450m. Soil: clay.
Harvest: October. Yield: 40-50 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 35 years.
Agriculture: Integrated farming.
The grapes are harvested and left to semi-sun-dry. Fermentation follows, which is stopped at the right time by the addition of pure alcohol. 5 years cask maturing, controlled oxidation and bottle ageing make the wine’s unique character. Acidity: 6.6 g/L TA, pH: 3.9, Residual sugar: 100 g/L.