Type:  White, Natural Semi-Sweet, Sparkling
Category: Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Achaia
Varieties: Muscat of Rio
Producer: Cavino
Region: Aigio

Where does it come from?

Gentle extraction and clarification of the must followed by slow fermentation at low temperatures. In order to maintain the produced CO2 the tank valves are closed before the end of the fermentation. Instant chilling terminates the procedure when the balance between the grape sugars and the alcohol is right. The wine rests on its lees for about three weeks. Pale yellow green colour.

Intense aromas of green apple, pear, exotic fruits and some muscat notes. Very refreshing and vibrant in the mouth. Fine bubbles create a playful sense that is completed by the sweet, clear aftertaste. Food pairings: fruits salad, creamy desserts.

The variety...

The need of Muscat White grape for sunlight is essential. It thrives when the sun warms up its small berries, bestowing on their thick skin a freckle-dotted yellow-gold colour and uniquely concentrating the variety’s aromas and flavour. As a result, small-berried Muscat White yields dessert wines of international stature (“Muscat of Patras”; “Muscat of Rio Patras”; “Muscat of Rhodes”; “Muscat of Samos”; and “Muscat of Cephalonia”).

Discover the unique character of the grape by choosing one of Cinque’s wine tastings or enjoy it by the glass at wine bars in Athens.


The winery...

Cavino was founded in 1958 in Aigio by Konstantinos Anastasiou and Ioannis Douskas. It was originally a winery, but it very soon became a distillery too. Aigio, the city where the vision of creating a modern winery – distillery was conceived, is located in a unique landscape of vineyards. The slopes of Aigialia combine with the mountains and the sea in a unique way to form a special microclimate. Cavino primarily uses indigenous grape varieties such as Roditis, Lagorthi, Sideritis, Agiorgitiko, Mavro Kalavrytino and, of course, the famous Mavrodaphne. However, it also successfully grows international varieties such as Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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