Chortais 2009 - Mercouri Estate

Producer: Merkouri Estate
Variety: Μαυροδάφνη
Region: Πελοπόννησος

The sweet, aged red dessert wine Chortais is naturally produced using sun-cured grapes of varieties Mavrodaphne and Corinth Currant in which the fermentation process has been interrupted at a suitable time with refrigeration. Afterwards the wine is transferred into French oak barrels where it matures for at least 8 years before it is bottled. It has a brilliant ruby colour, with indications of its ageing and a flavor that is rich and velvety, with perfumes of chocolate, plum and caramel to the fore. Solid and harmoniously structured the wine is full-bodied with delicate tannins and a lasting aftertaste of hazelnut and chocolate. Annual production is approximately 1,900 bottles. Residual sugar is 110gr/l. Its ageing potential is more than 15 years.

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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Sweet
Region Peloponnese
Geographical Indication Varietal Wine
Vintage 2008
Variety Mavrodaphne
Bottle 500ml
Maturation 96 μήνες
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 15,0%
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 10+ years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 12°C - 14°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.