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A very successful wine with intensely dark color and sophisticated nose. Merlot offers color and velvet. Excellent quality, appearance, strict robustness and spicy aromas are the gifts of Xinomavro. As it opens, it unfolds aromas of dried red fruits and wood with notes of spices and skin.
Label: Merlot & Xinomavro PGI
Vineyard: Slopes of Paikos Mountain
Producer: Christos Aidarinis
Oenologist: Michalis Michaelides
Varietal composition: 50% Merlot, 50% Xinomavro
Location: Goumenissa Viticultural Zone
Vineyard: Privately owned vineyards of about 50 acres, at an altitude of 250 m.
Terrain: Clay amber
Harvested: Early September to mid-October
Microclimate: Rainy winters, dry and hot summers
Winemaking: The two varieties are vinified and aged separately. After 12 months, the two wines are blended into French oak barrels. .
Annual production: 7,000 bottles for the 2019 harvest
First released: 2000
Organoleptic characteristics: Alcohol 14% vol, Velvety texture thanks to the presence of Merlot, balanced taste and soft tannins that tame the exuberant Xinomavro
Accompanies: Red meats, dishes with spicy sauces