DEUS MAVRODAPHNE PATRAS
Type: Naturally sweet, red wine
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Patras
Variety: Mavrodaphne 70%, Black Corinth 30%
Vinification: After delivery, the grapes are fermented and extracted in the tank for about 4 days under controlled conditions. Then the alcoholic fermentation is interrupted by adding alcohol, thereby preserving a part of the grape sugars in the finished product. The wine matures for at least 12 months in large oak barrels to develop its complex aroma. Aging Potential Ready to drink now, but with great potential for further ageing.
The character: Red colour with terracotta hues. Aromatic notes of dried fruit (plum, fig, raisin). Warm, sweet with notes of tannins that enhance its structure. Ideal with salty dishes (spicy cheese dip), syrup desserts and fruits.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of lemon, lime, peach and apricot in a frame of strong minerality. Full palate, dense structure, intense aromas of lemon flowers and minerals, brackish sense and sharp acidity in the aftertaste.
About 150 years ago, German-born Gustav Clauss settled outside the city of Patras where he vinified the first sweet Mavrodaphne. Little could he have known at the time that the wine he had crafted would become one of the most identifiable products of the Greek vineyard. Nor could he have known that, today, apart from yielding some highly acclaimed sweet wines such as “Mavrodaphne of Patras” and “Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia,” the Mavrodaphne variety would also yield some equally touted and remarkable dry wines.