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Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese

Cabernet Franc 40%, Merlot 40%, Aghiorghitiko 20%

Fermentation and long post-fermentation maceration in stainless steel vats. Full malolactic fermentation and aging in French barriques for 13 months and in bottle for a further 6 months.
Red cherries, morello cherries, liqueur crème de cacao, cinnamon, cedar, abundant and elaborate mouth.

Technical Presentation Synoro / 2012
Category Dry red
Classification Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese
Grape Varieties Cabernet Franc 40%
Merlot 40%
Aghiorghitiko 20%
Vineyards Argolida at a 1,968 ft altitude
Main type of soil Rocky clay
Age of vines (average) Cabernet Franc: 15 years
Merlot: 15 years
Aghiorghitiko: 20 years
Yields Cabernet Franc: 53 hl/ha
Merlot: 45 hl/ha
Aghiorghitiko: 36 hl/ha
Harvest dates Cabernet Franc:Middle of September 2012
Merlot: Beginning of September 2012
Aghiorghitiko: End of September 2012
Vinification/Maturation Alcoholic fermentation and extraction in stainless steel vats at 23˚C. Post fermentation extraction at 20˚C.
Total extraction time: Cabernet Franc 15 days, Merlot 17 days, Agiorgitiko 14 days. Full malolactic fermentation in barriques.
Maturation in French barriques –50% new, 50% in second use– for 13 months, 4 of which in the presence of light lees.
The wine matures in bottle for a further 12 months in our cellar.
Alcohol by volume 14%
Total acidity (tartaric acid) 5.8 g/l
pH 3.45
Tasting notes The color is very deep, a clear and transparent purple with ruby highlights. On the nose, it is intense, dense and fresh due to the vegetal aroma of the Cabernet Franc. Aromas are focused on the ripe fruit (red mulberries, red cherries and ripe strawberries) coupled with sweet aromas of chocolate, cinnamon, cedar and discreet barrique. On the mouth it is full, with rich extract, alcohol which balances the tense acidity and the ripe, dense tannins. Flavors are consistent with aromas, with the fruit ones being more predominant. The aftertaste has duration, volume and complexity.
The Awards
Gold Medal
Vintage 2008
AWC Vienna 2013 91
Balkans Int. Wine Competiotion 2013
Vintage 2007
International Wine Contest Bucharest IWCB 2012
Balkans International Wine Competition 2012
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2012
Vintage 2006
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2010
Silver Medal
Vintage 2011
TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2016
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
Vintage 2010
TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2015
Vintage 2008
Concour Int. du Vin Thessalonique 2013
Vintage 2006
China sommelier wine challenge 2011
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2009
Vintage 2006
Vinalies Internationales, Paris France 2009
Bronze Medal
Vintage 2012
Balkans International Wine Competition 2017
Vintage 2007
Decanter World Wine Awards
Vintage 2005
IWSC 2008
Two Stars
Vintage 2005
Prowein 2008
Robert Parker Rating
Vintage 2008
90 points
Vintage 2007
90 points