Type:  Red, Dry
Category: Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Kalavrita
Varieties: 60% MAVRODAPHNE
Producer: Mega Spileo Estate
Region: Kalavrita

Domain Mega Spileo Grand Cave

Where does it come from?

Deep red color with lively red tints. Complex aromatics of laurel, white pepper, gooseberry marmalade, leather and sweetish wooden background (vanilla, chocolate). Balanced finesse taste with soft tannins. Superb powerful structure supported by great equilibrium of alcohol and acidity. Long and pleasant finish. The grapes after being destemmed were firstly cold soaked and then whole berry fermented to dry. The wine was then racked into French oak barrels for about 20 months. 

The bottled wine ages for another 20 months becoming well-balanced and available for consumption. To keep all the richness of color and taste the wine is not processed by intensive filtration or cold.

The variety...

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.

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...

Mega Spileo Estate is located at the heart of the Chelmos-Vouraikos National Geopark in the Northern Peloponnese, a protected area belonging to the Natura 2000 network. Steeped in ancient legends and historical traditions, this is a land of tall mountains, plateaus and sheer gorges, a unique geological blend of striking natural beauty and micro-climates ideal for viticulture. The Mega Spileo Estate is a jewel of Greece’s wine tradition, and offers connoisseurs and visitors a rare, authentic wine experience.

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