Monemvasia Estate Monemvasios Red 2008


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Country - Greece

Region - Monemvasia

Grape Varieties - Agiorgitiko 90%, Mavroudi 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Monemvasia Winery

Tasting notes - A gloriously aromatic wine, still showing plenty of primary red fruit aromas, complemented complex notes of leather, spice, floral nuances and hints of undergrowth. Round and balanced, with ripe tannins and a velvety texture, it has a savoury character that leads to a long, persistent finish.

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A mature style with cherry, mocha, coffee, earthy and
truffle flavours against a meaty and savoury
background.
Producer Note
The Monemvasia Winery was founded in 1997 with a clear objective: to revive the
production of Malvasia wine in its birth place. The Frankish name for Monemvasia is
Malvasia, which originally lent its name to the wine. In the 12th century and for the
subsequent 300 years, this wine ruled the European world. It is still produced in many
countries, but until recently was not being produced in the country of its origin -
Greece. The Monemvasia Winery created the first privately owned 121 hectares of
vineyard, planted with local varieties. It is committed to producing quality wines
which showcase the characteristics of the indigenous varieties and the terroir of the
peninsula of Maleus.
Vineyard
The vineyards are located on the peninsula of Maleus at the edge of the Parnonas
mountain range, with altitudes ranging from zero to 500 metres above sea level.
Surrounded by the Myrtoo Sea to the north-west and by the Laconian Gulf to the
south-west, the vineyards are influenced by Mediterranean climate with high
sunshine hours and sea breezes. The soils are acidic and are low in organic matter.
All these factors contribute in creating a unique terroir and the climatic conditions
present an ideal environment for healthy vines, which are cultivated with minimal
intervention.
Winemaking
Selected grapes were destemmed, crushed and inoculated with carefully selected
yeasts. An extended maceration took place at 28°C, so that the Agiorgitiko variety
can express its opulent characteristics. Fermentation was followed by malolactic
fermentation and then the wine was matured in new oak barrels for a period of 12
months. This wine is only released after significant bottle ageing.
Tasting Note
A gloriously aromatic wine, still showing plenty of primary red fruit aromas,
complemented complex notes of leather, spice, floral nuances and hints of
undergrowth. Round and balanced, with ripe tannins and a velvety texture, it has a
savoury character that leads to a long, persistent finish.
Serving Suggestion
An ideal accompaniment to roasted red meats, pan-fried steak-frites or mature
cheese.
Grape
Agiorgitiko 90%, Mavroudi 10%

Tasting notes - This deep ruby wine shows attractive aromas of ripe cherry, laced with mocha, coffee, vanilla and hint of nuttiness. Round and balanced, with ripe tannins and a velvety texture, it has a savoury character that leads to a long, persistent finish.

Awards 16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

Monemvasia Estate Monemvasios Red  PGI 2008

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Data sheet

Vintage
2008
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Monemvasia

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Monemvasia Estate Monemvasios Red 2008

Country - Greece

Region - Monemvasia

Grape Varieties - Agiorgitiko 90%, Mavroudi 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Monemvasia Winery

Tasting notes - A gloriously aromatic wine, still showing plenty of primary red fruit aromas, complemented complex notes of leather, spice, floral nuances and hints of undergrowth. Round and balanced, with ripe tannins and a velvety texture, it has a savoury character that leads to a long, persistent finish.

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