Monemvasia Red wine

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Monemvsia red wine 2013The Monemvsia Red wine from Monemvasia estate has a mature style with cherry, mocha, coffee, earthy and truffle flavours against a meaty and savoury background.Producer Note - The...

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Monemvsia red wine 2013

The Monemvsia Red wine from Monemvasia estate has a mature style with cherry, mocha, coffee, earthy and truffle flavours against a meaty and savoury background.

Producer Note - The Monemvasia Winery was founded in 1997 with a clear objective: to revive the production of Malvasia wine in its birth place. The Frankish name for Monemvasia is Malvasia, which originally lent its name to the wine. In the 12th century and for the subsequent 300 years, this wine ruled the European world. It is still produced in many countries, but until recently was not being produced in the country of its origin - Greece. The Monemvasia Winery created the first privately owned 121 hectares of vineyard, planted with local varieties. It is committed to producing quality wines which showcase the characteristics of the indigenous varieties and the terroir of the peninsula of Maleus.

Vintage - 2008 was a typical vintage, with a mild winter, followed by a cold start to the spring which warmed up into summery days. The summer months were hot and arid with strong winds towards the end of the season. Autumn was almost dry, with cooler evenings, which helped to produce concentrated flavours in the berries. Harvest started in the second week of August when the sugar and acidity levels were in perfect balance, resulting in wines with excellent varietal flavours and aromas.

Vineyard - The Agiorgitiko (pronounced Ah-yor-YEE-te-ko) and Mavroudi (Mav-ROO-dee) vines are grown on the peninsula of Maleus at the edge of the Parnonas mountain range. The altitude of the vineyards range from zero to 500 metres above sea level. Surrounded by the Myrtoo Sea to the north-west and by the Laconian Gulf to the south-west, the vineyards are influenced by Mediterranean climate with high sunshine hours and sea breezes. The soils are acidic and are low in organic matter. All these factors contribute in creating a unique terroir and the climatic conditions present an ideal environment for healthy vines, which are cultivated with minimal intervention.

Winemaking - Selected grapes were destemmed, crushed and inoculated with carefully selected yeasts. An extended maceration took place at 28°C, so that the Agiorgitiko variety can express its opulent characteristics. Fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation and then the wine was matured in new oak barrels for a period of 12 months. This wine is only released after significant bottle ageing.

Tasting Note - A gloriously aromatic wine, still showing plenty of primary red fruit aromas, complemented complex notes of leather, spice, floral nuances and hints of undergrowth. Round and balanced, with ripe tannins and a velvety texture, it has a savoury character that leads to a long finish.

Serving Suggestion - Ideal with roasted red meats, steak-frites or mature cheese.

Grape Agiorgitiko 90%, Mavroudi 10%

Winemaker: George Tsimpides

Region: Monemvasia Sub region: Monemvasia Country: Greece

Alcohol: 13%

BodyValue: C (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: 1.4

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Monemvasia Red wine

£18.14