Theodorakakos Mavroudi Red 2013
Red | PGI Laconia | Peloponnese | 12.5% ABV | 750ml
Deep red colour, exquisite bouquet, bringing in mind flavours of cherry and milk chocolate, with hints of smoke, roasted chestnut and butter, with a rich, full body in the mouth and an intense aftertaste. Harmony of tastes: Served at 18C, it accompanies a variety of rich fatty meat with intense sauces, wild boar stew, deer in red sauce, spicy cheese and cold meat.
Mavroudi is a dark-skinned grape variety possibly originating from the West Thracian Valley. The low-yielding, late-ripening vine produces small, almost black fruit with thick skins. The grape’s name is derived from the Greek word “mavro”, meaning black, which is appropriate, as the wines it produces usually are of a dense almost black colour. They also have pronounced tannins big body and high acidity, with an abundance of stewed-fruit flavours on the palate, which create a glycerol mouth-feel. There is a certain botanical note, providing a medicinal finish reminiscent of herbs and barks. May one say that this grape has a lot from the character of Cabernet Sauvignon with a Greek twist.