Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese
Fermented and macerated in stainless steel vats, aged in French barriques (partly-new oak) for 8 months and a further 6 months in bottle. Soft but dense, sweet varietal fruit character. Red cherries, plums, sweet vanilla, cedar notes. Thick and round mouth.
|Technical Presentation||Portes Merlot / 2016|
|Classification||Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese|
|Grape Varieties||Merlot 100%|
|Vineyards||Corinthia at a 1,148 ft (350 m) altitude|
|Main type of soil||Sandy|
|Age of vines (average)||29 years|
|Harvest dates||End of August 2015|
|Vinification/Maturation||Alcoholic fermentation and extraction in stainless steel vats at 23˚C. Total extraction time 14 days.
Full malolactic fermentation in barriques. Maturation in French barriques –30% in second use– for 8 months.
The wine matures in bottle for a further 6 months in our cellar.
|Alcohol by volume||14%|
|Total acidity (tartaric acid)||5.5 g/l|
|Tasting notes||The colour is deep purple with ruby highlights. On the nose, it is concentrated, very complex, and multi-dimensional. It reveals aromas of red cherries, ripe plums, sweet vanilla, and hints of violet and tobacco. On the mouth it is smooth, velvety, full-bodied with very ripe soft tannins. Deep black and red fruits fill the palate and flavours of spices and tobacco follow. The aftertaste is rich, long, and complex.|
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2006
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Challenge International Du Vin 2006