Mavrodaphni Of Patra Sweet Red Wine 75Cl

Mavrodaphni Of Patra Sweet Red Wine 75Cl

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Product Description

  • Mavrodaphni - Red Greek Wine
  • A truly remarkable, luscious, fullbodied dessert wine produced from the Mavrodaphni grape which grows in the vineyards overlooking the gulf of Patra.
  • Wine of Greece
  • Pack size: 75cl

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites

Region of Origin

<Not Relevant>

Wine Colour

Red

Alcohol Units

11.3

ABV

15% vol

Producer

Greek Wine Cellars

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Vassilis Pyrovolakis

Alcohol Type

Wine

Grape Variety

Mavrodaphne

Vinification Details

  • The grapes are harvested in August and sun-dried before pressing. Normal fermentation takes place and is arrested by the addition of a small quantity of grape spirit. This kills the yeast and thereby preserves the sugar content (at 130 gms/lit). The wine is then aged in oak barrels for a minimum of one year using a ‘solera' system

History

  • Mavrodaphne of Patras is a traditional wine of Greece. It is made from grape varieties unique to Greece. The wine was first made famous by Gustav Clauss, a Bavarian, who came to Greece with the Bavarian prince, Otto, who was offered the Crown of Greece in the 1830s. In 1864 the Mavrodaphne was introduced - so called in memory of Gustav's fiancee, a black-haired Greek girl called Daphne, who had died before they were able to be married. In the succeeding 150 years it has become a famed wine of Greece.

Regional Information

  • The Mavrodaphne wine possesses a Protected Designation of Origin - Patras. It originates from vineyards on the low hills and lower slopes of the Peloponnesian mountains surrounding the city of Patras, from which it takes its full name, Mavrodaphne of Patras. The vineyards overlook the Gulf of Patras and are kept cool during the hot summer days by the onshore sea breezes. The soil is generally alluvial clay underlain by limestone.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

  • This wine can be drunk now but will further improve if carefully stored for up to 2 years

Name and address

  • Bottled by:
  • Greek Wine Cellars D. Kourtakis S.A.,
  • 19003 Markopoulo,
  • Greece.

Return to

  • www.greek-wine-cellars.com

Lower age limit

18 Years

Net Contents

750ml ℮

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