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Chortais 2008

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Sweet, Still, Red, Mavrodafni, Ages well, 15% alc.
Tasting this classic sweet fortified Mavrodaphne is a memorable experience, revealing a complex nose of toffee, caramel and nutty aromas, next to raisins and dried fruits. The palate is succulent and sweet with chocolaty tannins and persistent finish.
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Producer Mercury
Producer's Description The red, sweet aged wine made from sun-dried Chortais grapes of Mavrodaphne and Currants whose fermentation is stopped at the appropriate time by the addition of alcohol. Then the wine is transferred to French oak barrels where it is aged for 5 years before bottling.
It has a bright ruby ​​color with signs of development and rich flavor and velvety, while the aromas dominate those of chocolate, plum and caramel.
Solid and harmonically structured smacks his fleshy with elegant tannins and a long aftertaste of hazelnut and chocolate.
Aging potential more than 15 chronia.

Varietal composition: 55% Mavrodaphne, 45% Currants
Place of production: The privately owned vineyards of Domaine Mercouri in Korakochori Elis in the western Peloponnese, raisins and selected mountainous Aigialeia
Production Method: The grapes are left to wonder about ten days, then followed by pressing and fermentation i suspended in alcohol. The character of the wine is shaped by long aging in barrel and in fiali.
Color: Brilliant ruby ​​red, with signs of progression
Perfume: dominate the aromas of chocolate, plum and caramel. Rich flavor and velvety. Fleshy, firmly structured, harmonious. Elegant tannins with long aftertaste of hazelnut and chocolate.
Harmonically dishes: Fruit covered with chocolate, dried fruits, chocolate cake, and Roquefort cheese square and only tou like dessert oinos
Maturation period: 5 years in French oak barrels
Aging potential: At least 15 years
Packaging: Bottle 500 ml
Wine Color Red
Greek Grape Variety Mavrodafni
Quality category Οίνος Ερυθρός Γλυκύς Παλαιωμένος
Vintage 2008
Country Greece
Region Peloponnese/Pyrgos Ilias
Volume 500ml
Dryness Sweet
Style Still
Abv 15%
When to Drink Ages well
Taste Character Port and similar styles
Excellent match with Γλυκά ταψιού, επιδόρπια με μαύρη (bitter) σοκολάτα, τάρτες και γλυκά με ξηρούς καρπούς.
Good match with Deserts Chocolate, Fruit, Γλυκά Ταψιού
Awards 2010
"Chortais" 2003: Gold

"Chortais" 2001: Distinction

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