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 / 2018|
|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)||6 g/l|
|Tasting notes||The colour is deep ruby with ruby highlights. The nose is concentrated, complex and multidimensional. Aromas of red cherry, ripe plum, sweet vanilla, with hints of violet and tobacco unfold. On the palate it is round, velvety and full of very ripe soft tannins. The deep black and red fruit dominates, followed by aromas of spices and tobacco. The aftertaste is rich, long and complex.|
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2017
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