Belvedere 2017 - Mercouri Estate

Producer: Merkouri Estate
Variety: Malvasia Aromatica
Region: Πελοπόννησος

The sweet wine Belvedere is naturally produced using sun-cured grapes of a variety called Malvasia Aromatica. The alcoholic fermentation is interrupted at the desired point with refrigeration and, afterwards the wine matures for one year in new French Vosges oak barrels. With a golden blond colour and orange highlights and with a prolific presence of bergamot, orange peel and honey it constitutes an impressive dessert wine. Annual production is about 1,500 bottles with the potential of keeping the wine for at least 4 to 5 years. Residual sugar 90 gr/l.

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Products specifications
Color White
Type Sweet
Region Peloponnese
Geographical Indication Varietal Wine
Vintage 2017
Variety Malvasia Aromatica
Bottle 500ml
Maturation 24 μήνες
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 13,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 3 - 5 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 11°C - 13°C

Merkouri Estate

Merkouri Estate, an old agricultural and winemaking business, celebrated in 2014 its 150 years of history. In Korakohori, Ilia, next to the sea, in an area of ​​exceptional natural beauty, 5 generations of the Mercouri-Kanellakopoulos family have been lovingly cultivating the land producing premium wines and olive oil since 1864. Since then, many things have changed. One remains. The continuous effort to produce products of the highest, strongest, highest quality. Today, Mercouri Estate cultivates in its privately owned vineyards in Korakohori the traditional varieties of Reefsko, the Greek varieties Mavrodafni, Augustiati, Agiorgitiko, Assyrtiko and Robola, the Italian varieties of Arali and Negro, and the Italian Mediterranean varieties , Grenache, Viognier and Albarino. They produce a range of premium dry and sweet wines. The total annual production of the Estate is 110,000-120,000 bottles and includes the red wines: "Merkouri Estate", "Cava Merkouri", "Antaris", "Avgoustiatis", "Refosco Merkouri" and "Daphne Nera", the white wines " Foloi ”,“ Fume Folio ”,“ Callisto ”and“ Coma Berenices ”, rosé“ Lampadia ”and sweet dessert“ Hortates ”and“ Belvedere ”, repeatedly awarded in international competitions around the world. Over 45% of total production is exported to Europe, America, Asia and Australia, with the rest being marketed in Greece. It also produces 3,000 - 5,000 L of extra virgin olive oil, exported in the Korakochori area, owned by the property's own olive groves in the Korakochori area. At the same time, Mercouri Estate offers high quality wine tourism services to nature and wine lovers based on the quality of its products and traditional winery facilities, its very interesting folklore museum and its wonderful nature that surrounds them.