"Red wine from Santorini?" Will surely wonder many people. The answer is yes, and even a wine from a variety almost extinct sometime, but now seem to have a bright future ahead of her. Try Mavrotragano Sigala not only out of curiosity, but also to get a better idea of the (endless) dynamic of the terroir of Santorini.
Review by Francesco (Posted on 12/05/2015)
Is in right way to become a great wine . Where are the minerality and the salt of Santorini ?
I want to taste it in 10 years .
Review by Anup Salgia (Posted on 19/05/2014)
Delightful wine and exceptional service
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Type: b> Red Wine Xiros
Category: b> Epitrapezios
Varietal composition: b> Mavrotragano 100% range of the island which was under threat of extinction with new plantings have begun to anavionei.
few words about the variety Mavrotragano: b> This is an endangered variety, which is widespread in Santorini. Traditionally used in the island for the aroma and flavor of traditional red sweet wine. The variety multidynamic which can give red wine dry or sweet quality and character prosopikotita.
Vinification: b> Classic red vinification with extractions and long aging in new oak barrels for 18 mines.
Production: b> 5.000 bottles Vintage 2006 and 8,000 bottles Vintage 2007.
B> Technical Information: b> 14% vol, acidity: 4,5 gr/lt.
Organoleptic characteristics: b> Deep red color, aromas of spice and red fruit. Rich and gentle tannins, balanced acidity and complex epigefsi.
Aging potential: b> Over 7 chronia.
Serving: b> Cheeses and meats at room temperature 18 ° C.
vineyard Location: b> Santorini, Oia (in the northern part of the island)
Territory: b> consists of fragments of black lava, volcanic ash and pumice (pumice). From its mechanical labeled "gritty". It is poor in organic matter and nitrogen, with minimal clay and a negligible content of CaCo 3 sub>.
Age of vines: b> Over 50 years and a part of grapevines 5-6 eton.
Yield in hectoliters per hectare: b> 18-30hl per ektario
Date of harvest: b> Principles Septemvriou.
Packaging: b> Boxes of 6 bottles (0,75 lt)
Since 1998 we have experimental vinification Mavrotragano to produce dry red wine, and so far we only positive messages. In our effort was certainly face various difficulties, such as collecting the grapes are in very small quantities and scattered so the producer must go into the vineyard to trygisei just 10 pounds stafylia.
Already under restructuring to date have planted 8 hectares Mavrotragano (for the first time in Santorini with dense planting around 5,000 to 6,000 plants per hectare) and the results in 2006 and 2007 from the new vines are very encouraging. Already experiment and at the level of culture as in oinopoiisi.
The variety Mavrotragano protected as an endangered variety of the international organization Slow Food. It has become an international stronghold of Slow Food.
Encouragingly Mavrotragano has won so many awards simera.
Greek Grape Variety
Οίνος Ερυθρός Επιτραπέζιος
When to Drink
Keep for 2-3 years
Excellent match with
Μελιτζάνες στο φούρνο με ντομάτα, χοιρινά μπριζολάκια, ψάρι φιλέτο α λα Σπετσιώτα (κόκκινη σάλτσα).
Good match with
Fish Fat Cooked Red, Fish Lean Cooked Red, Herb-vegetable-legume Casseroles, Meat Pork Grilled
2011 b> Gold Medal u> for Mavrotragano 2008, during the International Wine Competition Thessalonikis.
Silver Medal u>, at DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2011, to SIGALAS MAVROTRAGANO 2008.
Within the framework of the 6th International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki, March 2006 SIGALAS MAVROTRAGANO 2004 received two special medals as "the Greek red wine with the highest score (90.6 / 100) produced by Greek red variety" and "wine with highest score (90.6 / 100) produced from rare Greek variety ».
As part of the 4th International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki, SIGALAS MAVROTRAGANO received a special medal as "the wine with the highest score (95.67 / 100) produced from rare Greek variety."