Mavrokountoura Avantis Estate
Cold skin contact for 3 days, vinification by long skin contact and maturity in new Ermitage oak barrels.
Mavrokoudoura (clone of Mandilaria) a rare ancient greek variety originated in the region of Evia island.
Opaque ruby colour. Pronounced nose intensity of black fruit and spice aromas, jam, vanilla, coffee and oak.
Full, round palate with balanced acidity and fine-grained high level tannins. Long finish.
Aging:8 -10 years.
Unfiltered wine. Any amount of sediment in the bottle is quite normal.
It is recommended to be decanted 30 minutes before consumed.
Mavrokountoura is the small berried clone of Mandilaria which, in Apostolos’ hands gives a wine that does not look like any other Mandilaria. Concentration, finesse, juicy but no burnt fruit, velvet tannins make this Mandilaria irresistible. Its purple juice matures for 12 months in new Ermitage oak barrels and the result is just thrilling.
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.
If you are wondering, which food is the best to taste with this wine, don’t worry. Our sommeliers, in order to maximaze your taste, they created for each wine a cover. You can find on it, all informations needed for the wine, but also greek receipes, to cook and have the best pairing for your wine. Gives you also the opportunity to live the total experience of greek gastronomy. And makes it also the perfect gift to offer to your wine lover friends.
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