Rouvalis 'Tsigelo' PDO Patra Dry Mavrodaphne

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Type: Dry Red, PGI Aigialia
Varietal composition: Mavrodaphne 100%
Region: The vineyards are cultivated on the mountainous Slopes of Aigialeia in northern Peloponnese (650 m above sea level). These slopes are north-facing and their soil is mostly sand and clay on a geologic background of cohesive conglomerates with sand. The yields are 60hl/ha.
Vinification: The grapes were harvested at the begin of September, after systematic control of their ripening, in small crates and they came immediately to our gravity- flow winery. The grapes were cooled down and stayed with the skins for 3 days. After the skin contact, a classic red controlled fermentation and malolactic fermentation followed. Aged for 3 months in French oak barrels and hand-turned amphorae. Unfiltered.

Alcohol (%vol): 13,0
Total acidity (g/L tartaric): 5,60
pH: 3,60
Residual sugar (g/L): 1,00
Volatile acidity (g/L acetic): 0,40

Tasting Characteristics: It is a unique and powerful mavrodaphne wine. The typical aromas are present with red berries and laurel aromas combined with pepper, rosemary, cinnamon, coffee and cocoa. It is a full-bodied wine with a strong structure and a long aftertaste.

Pairings: Excellent company to roast meat and birds game dishes, as well as spicy pasta sauces, dishes with aubergine and strongly favoured cheeses