Malagouzia gives exquisite dry white wines, as well as some surprisingly sweet pastries with moderate soft yellowish color and a very intense, extremely expressive nose with peaches of peach, green pepper, basil and flowers. In the mouth, the wine is round, full, but always fresh, with moderately high levels of alcohol. Sweet wines are produced from late grapes, making them even more dense and aromatic.
Malagouzia is a highly successful vine variety with great recognition. The wines from this variety are representative samples of aromatic white wines, full of vitality and complexity. The dry wines ideally accompany vegetables and salads, even artichokes which are known for their difficulty combined with wine. Sweet wines are wonderful companions of desserts with fruits. Surprisingly, dry Malagouzia can evolve into the bottle for four or more years, while sweet wines need four to seven years to unfold their potential, although they are well maintained after that time.
Qualitative and subversive, the little Muscat Blanc is the ultimate ruler, the emperor of quality of this great family.
The dry wines produced by this “gentle” variety have enormous dynamic and are presented as extremely fruity. They also have a great balance between dry and sweet, a typical expression of the character of the Muscat.
Muscat gives wines with a particularly attractive look, bright light color and greenish shades. Strongly aromatic and “full”, remindsthe odor of mature white fruitssuch as peach, apricot and melon.
The small Muscat Blanc is definitely one of the most important varieties of Greece, transformed into a great wine with export character.
Asyrtiko is a rare world class white variety and one of the most important varieties found in the Mediterranean area. It is one of these rare white varieties of wine that can be grown in warm and dry climates, maintaining a high sugar content (potentially alcohol), in perfect balance with its valid acidity.
Generally speaking, Asyrtiko is one of the most graceful varieties of white grapes in the Greek vineyard and for many people is the top one.
We find Asyrtiko in blends with other varieties, where its role is to add structure, contribute to the aromatic composition and enhance the acidity levels of the blend. The most widespread and commercial blends are the ones with Sauvignon Blanc and Malagouzia.
Characteristic aromas of Asyrtiko are green apple, citrus flowers and peach.
Malvasia Aromatica is a grape originating from ancient Greece.
“Malvasian Wine” was the famous sweet wine that the Venetians produced and traded in Venetian Crete.
Today the name Malvasia is used for many grape varieties in Italy and Iberia.
Most are white and some slightly reddish.
Syrah originates from the Rhone Valley and is used in the production of the famous Crozes-Hermitage, Côte Rôtie and St-Joseph. These are wonderful red wines with exceptional durability. Syrah is also cultivated throughout the Mediterranean coast of France. It is a variety that needs warm climate and great sunshine, so soon began to be cultivated in several regions of Italy, Spain, Greece and of course in warm regions of the New Wine World, California, South Africa, Chile and Argentina.
The Syrah wines are characterized by a striking deep, purple color. Their aromatic character is often referred to as peppered since the pepper and spice aromas dominate the nose, along with mature red fruits and wood aromas from aging in oak barrels. Intense and harsh tannins, moderate acidity, high alcohol and a rich dense body, also characterize the Syrah wines.
Syrah, like Cabernet Sauvignon, because of its intense tannins requires long-lasting aging in the bottle to soften.
Mavrodaphni has a lot of varieties. The one that is cultivated in Achaia is more sensitive to drought,sensitive to Plasmopara Viticolaand moderately resistant to Uncinula Necator.
The PDO wines of Mavrodaphni would require at least 2 year aging in wooden oak barrels. This aging usually takes up to 8 years. Harvesting is around the beginning to mid-September.
It gives sweet wines, usually matured in a special way in a barrel, with aromas reminiscent of black dried fruits, raisins, vanilla, caramel, spices, chocolate, coffee etc. The wines have rich flavor with moderate acidity and long aftertaste. Due to aging, their complexity is enhanced. Mavrodaphni also gives dry wines with a deep red color that can be quite remarkable tanned, full body and slightly bitter finish.
It is a French variety of Bordeaux region. It is cultivated in Italy, Switzerland, USA, Chile and others. In Greece, it is cultivated in Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Attica, Viotia, Drama and Peloponnese.
It is a moderately lively plant with average productivity (one or two grapes per fruit shoot), grown on soil that retains moisture or with is the possibility of irrigation,because it does not withstand drought. The variety is relatively resistant toUncinula Necator, but sensitive toPlasmopara Viticolaand Botrytis Cinerea. The crop is small to medium, oval-shaped and cyan-colored. The flesh is soft with sweet taste and the juice is colorless. It is an early variety that matures according to the ecological environment in which is being cultivated.Maturing begins the last days of August.
Merlot is a red variety with a deep red color, which gives wines with a velvety taste, a rich body and a high alcoholic degree.