Type: Rose, dry
Category: Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Evia
Producer: Avantis Estate
Varieties: Mavrokoudoura – Gewurtztraminer
Tasting Notes: Pale salmon color with delicate aromas of pink roses, sweet grape and hints of citrus fruits. The palate is dry with a moderate sense of sweetness, aromas of red small sour fruits, red pepper, spicy character and medium acidity. Pleasant and long aftertaste.
Accompanies: Stuffed tomatoes, shrimps, sea food pasta, salmon, sushi.
Aging : 2 years
WITH RESPECT TO HIS HOME LAND AND LOVE FOR RED VARIETIES APOSTOLOS MOUNTRICHAS REVIVES THE ANCIENT VARIETY OF EUBOEA – MAVROKOUNTOURA OF KYMI. IT IS A CLONE OF THE AEGEAN MANDILARIA WHOSE GRAPES ARE SMALLER, DARKER WITH VELVET TANNINS.
Avantes was the first prehistoric greek tribe that settles in Euboea, mainly around two towns – Chalkis and Eretria – in the eras between 2100 – 1900 B.C. According to a myth they were named after nymph Ava.
They were warriors and had participated in the Trojan War under the command of Helephinor, their leader. In his epic poem ‘Iliad’ Homer refers to Avantes as follows: “Brave Avantes inhabitants of Euboea coming from Chalkis, Eretria as well as grape producing Istiea and Kirinthos by the sea and even high up from Dion, Karistos and Stira, all were commanded by Helephinor, fearless in battle, strong leader of theirs. Fast, long haired warriors carrying long spears, always willing to attack and beat the enemy.