Deep amber color with brown highlights and aromatic intensity of a sweet bouquet of fruits with a strong presence of dried figs. Discreet acidity that helps the unfolding of a rich aroma dominated by dried fruits. The long aromatic aftertaste confirms the quality of this wine.
|Category: Mavrodafni Patras, Protected Designation of Origin
Type: Red, sweet
Alcoholic strength: 15%
Varietal composition: Mavrodafni (51%), Black Corinthia (49%)
Vineyard: Mavrodafni Zone of Patras P.O.P. (north and northwest of Patras), and prefecture of Achaia respectively.
Harvest: End of August to beginning of September for Mavrodaphni. Second fortnight of August for Black Corinthian.
Aging: At least 12 months in oak barrels (225 liters)
Vinification method:According to the traditional way of fortified sweet wine. Separate vinification for each variety and cessation of alcoholic fermentation, with the addition of wine alcohol. Thus, the sweetness of the Mavrodafni wine is due exclusively to the sugars of the grapes, while its bouquet combines the aromas of the grapes with those of partial fermentation and aging.
Tasting description: Dark amber color with brown highlights and aromatic intensity of a sweet bouquet of fruits with a strong presence of dried figs. The complexity of aromas and flavors characterize this unique wine. Discreet acidity helps unfold a rich aroma of caramelized fruit, such as dried fig. The long aromatic aftertaste confirms the uniqueness of this wine.
Matches with… Mavrodafni wine is ideal as an aperitif, with nuts, dried fruits, but also as a dessert wine, accompanying excellent fruits, yellow cheeses, ice creams, creams, sweets and even chocolate. Extremely versatile, it can even be enjoyed over crushed ice, making it one of the best refreshing drinks of the summer. Served at 12-14oC.
|Mavrodafni Patras PDO
|When to drink it
|Able to Aging
|Port or similar in style
|Fits perfectly with
|It is combined with rich chocolate and syrupy sweets, nuts and dried figs.
|Spoon Sweets, Chocolate Sweets, Pan Sweets, Nuts