Monemvasia 2014 Monemvasios Red (Laconia)
We love a well-aged red, so were delighted to discover that this beauty is the estate’s current release. After eight years, one senses the barrique-aging (70% new!) only inferentially, as the wine has achieved a glorious balance of dark-toned Agiorgitiko fruit, silky texture and salty undertow. A perfect 2005 drunk at the property testified to how beautifully such innately well-constructed wines can age.
90% Agiorgitiko, 10% Mavroudi
total duration of maceration is 7 days, 2 in low temperature, and 5 simultaneously with fermentation in 28 degrees celcius
approx 15 days
New Barrique 70%, Used Barrique 30%
Aging Duration (months)
5 months contact/stirring of the lees is stainless steel tanks
Yes, 110 mg/L
Loam, Slate, Schist
Notes from the Producer: Monemvasios is an aged red blend that is mostly made from Agiorgitiko, a most prominent red varieties of Greece which gives medium tanines and beautiful red and black fruit, and Mavroudi which is a rare local variety which adds to the complexity and the aging potential of the wine with its acidity and a more intense tannic aspect. The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barriques, apart of which used, and is released after significant bottle aging.