Theodorakakos Rose 2015
Rose | PGI Laconia | Peloponnese | 12.5% ABV | 750ml
Grape Varieties: Mavroudi 80%; Agiorgitiko 20%. Bright rose colour, intense aromatic bouquet and the characteristic flavours of rose, cherry and bubble gum originating from these generous varieties and a chilled vinification method.
Agiorgitiko is the quiet power grape of the Greek vineyard and of yet unexplored potential. It is not only the PDO grape of Nemea, the largest region with such status but has the fame that spreads throughout Greece and so does its cultivation. It is also the most marketed grape domestically, to the extent that one can find agents selling wines of Nemea anywhere in Greece, even in the heart of other dedicated wine-producing regions. It performs well in hot climates and gives a variety of styles.
Thick-skinned of variable size, depending on the clone and with around 8 clones available commercially today. It is potentially high yielding, late budding and late ripening.
Mavroudi is a dark-skinned grape variety of Bulgarian origin. Its precise provenance is generally accepted to be Asenovgrad, an appellation in the West Thracian Valley of southern Bulgaria. The low-yielding, late-ripening vine produces small, almost black fruit with thick skins. The grape’s name is derived from the Greek mavro, meaning black, which is appropriate, as the wines it produces usually are of an inky colour. They also have pronounced tannins and excellent acidity, with an abundance of stewed-fruit flavours on the palate, which gives a glycerol mouth-feel. It also has a herbal characteristic, giving the wine a medicinal finish. It certainly does not lack character.