Mercouri Estate - Protected GeographicalIndication “Letrini”, Dry red wine.
This constitutes the basic wine of the company. It is produced using Refosco and Mavrodaphne grapes. It is distinguished by its deep red colour, the perfumes of red fruits, with hints of chocolate and coffee, in harmony with the vanilla and cinnamon from the wood. With a medium, but structured body, and full, but fine tannins, the wine goes well with roasted red and white meats, casseroles with tomato sauce and with hard cheeses. The wines that are distributed have been matured for 10-12 months in French oak barrels and have rested for at least 6 months in the bottle. The annual production is approximately 40,000 bottles and the wine can be kept for 5-8 years.
Varietal composition: 85% Refosco, 15% Mavrodaphne
Place of production: Mercouri Estate’s vineyards on the western coast of the Peloponnese, near Ancient Olympia
Method of production: Classic red vinification.Prior to bottling, the new wine matures in oak casks in the estate’s underground cellars. The wine will mature further in the bottle for several months, before it is ready for distribution.
Color: Deep red
Aromas: A wine of fruity bouquet with fragrant overtones of chocolate and caramel, in harmony with the cinnamon and the vanilla of the oak wood. Its taste is structured with fine tannins and the velvety richness of Mavrodaphne.
Goes well with: Roasted red and white meat, poultry, hard cheese etc.
Alcohol content : 13.5 % vol.
pH : 3.60
Total acidity : 5.5 g/l
Residual sugar : 3.0 g/l
Maturing period: 12 months in french oak casks of 2nd, 3rd and 4th use
Ageing potential: 5-8 Years
BERLINER WEIN TROPHY, Germany "Domaine Mercouri" 2012: Gold
TEXSOM WINE COMPETITION, U.S.A. "Domaine Mercouri" 2011: Silver
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS, U.K. "Domaine Mercouri" 2010: Bronze
I.W.C. MUNDUS VINI, Germany "Domaine Mercouri" 2009: Gold