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Manolesakis Estate 'Exis' Red, Drama 2017


Grape Varieties - Moschomavro 55%, Limnio 45% Tasting notes - This blend of Limnio and Moschomavro shows a complex bouquet, with gooseberry and blueberry from the Moschomavro grapes; and cherry, plum with hints of clove and cinnamon from the Limnio. Velvety smooth on the palate this has a wonderfully balancing acidity and an elegant finish.

SKU : 0ORO32

Categories: Wines, Red

Vintage: Unusually extreme temperatures took place during the winter of 2016-2017 in Drama; but this did not affect the vineyards. However, during the spring there were several days during the flowering period when the temperatures dropped significantly resulting in a reduced yield by approximately 20 to 25% on the previous year. The Limnio and Moschomavro varieties were harvested on 29th August in the cool of the night; the grapes achieved very good ‘Baume’ sugar levels and an excellent intensity of colour. Vineyard: Made from the indigenous varieties of Limnio (pronounced LIM-neeo) and Moschomavro (Mosho-MAV- roh), the vineyard is located in Drama, where the microclimate has been considered as the perfect spot for grape cultivation since ancient times. The vineyard sites are situated at an altitude of 200 to 300 metres above sea level and the vines are cultivated in the traditional way, planted in linear rows. The soil is mostly clayish and argil. Winemaking: The grapes were carefully selected and only those which had reached perfect maturity levels were used in this blend. The fermentation took place at 22°C in order to obtain the maximum aromatic character and smooth tannins. Following fermentation, the wine was matured on its fine lees for a period of two months, to enhance the volume and body in the resulting wine. Blending took place prior to bottling.

Country of Origin - Greece
Grapes Name - Moscatel
Closure - Cap
Vintage - 2017
Oak - Mildly Oaked
Strength - 12.00%
Aroma - Fruity
Foods Match - Red Meat - Roast Lamb
Ethics - Vegan
Producer - G Manolesakis
Region - Macedonia, Greece
Awards - Silver, DWWA, 2018

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