Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese

Merlot 100%

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
Category Dry red
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
Yields 48 hl/ha
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
pH 3.50
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.
The Awards
Silver Medal
Vintage 2014
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
Vintage 2013
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015
Vintage 2004
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition  2006
Bronze Medal
Vintage 2015
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition  2018
Vintage 2004
Challenge International Du Vin 2006