Cava Mercouri 2017- Mercouri Estate

Producer: Merkouri Estate
Varieties: Μαυροδάφνη , Refosco
Region: Πελοπόννησος

The Mercouri Estate Cava represents a development of the Mercouri Estate wine. With a strict varietal composition: 80% Refosco dal penducolo rosso and 20% Mavrodaphne, the wine is produced from selected grapes that come from the best viniculture of the property and constitutes the best representation of our red wines. The wines that are sold have been matured for 18 months in new Berthomieu and Ermitage French barrels and have rested for at least 12 months in the bottle. 3,000 - 4,000 bottles are produced each year and the wine is distinguished by its deep red colour, the perfumes of red fruits with hints of chocolate, mature plum, smoke and also leather in a harmonious combination with the aromas of vanilla and cinnamon from the barrel. The wine will excellently accompany roasted red and white meats, casseroles, game and hard cheeses. Ageing potential is in excess of 10 years.

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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Dry
Region Peloponnese
Geographical Indication PGI Letrini
Vintage 2017
Variety Mavrodaphne, Refosco
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 36 μήνες
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 13,5%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 10+ years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 14°C - 16°C
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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.