Monemvasia Estate Monemvasios Red 2009
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £97.15
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 mocha, coffee, vanilla and nutty oak flavours. Round and balanced, with ripe tannins and a velvety texture that leads to a long finish.
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A mature style with rich fig, raisined fruit, coffee, earthy and truffle flavours against a meaty and savoury background.
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.
2009 was characterised by being an extremely dry year, with cold temperatures during the winter months. The summer was mild and allowed the grapes to reach optimum maturity levels. The wines express wonderful varietal characteristics.
The Agiorgitiko (pronounced Ah-yor-YEE-te-ko) and Mavroudi (Mav-ROO-dee) vines are grown on the peninsula of Maleus at the edge of the Parnonas mountain range. The altitude of the vineyards ranges from zero to 500 metres above sea level. Surrounded by the Myrtoo Sea to the northwest and by the Laconian Gulf to the southwest, 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.
Selected grapes were destemmed, crushed and inoculated with carefully selected yeasts. An extended maceration took place at 28°C, so that the Agiorgitiko variety could 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.
A gloriously aromatic wine, still showing plenty of primary red fruit aromas, complemented complex notes of mocha, coffee, vanilla and nutty oak flavours. Round and balanced, with ripe tannins and a velvety texture that leads to a long finish.
Ideal with roasted red meats, steak-frites or mature cheese.
Agiorgitiko 90%, Mavroudi 10%
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