Anatolikos Fine Mavroudi 2015
Red | PGI Avdera | Northern Greece | 14% ABV | 750ml
Shiny red-purple colour, intense and complex bouquet earthy discreet animality while as dematerializes releases a complex bouquet of ripe red and black fruits, cedar, dried plums and figs, pine honey, coffee and cocoa, almonds and spices. Gentle tannins, balanced acidity, plenty of fruit, complex and exuberant aftertaste.
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.