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Aiora Amphora Red 2019 Moschopolis Winery

CHF 19.00

This is a simply irresistible wine! A unique blend of two famous Greek varieties, Mavrotragano from the Aegean islands, and Xinomavro from Northern Greece, and a world variety. You really have to try very hard not to like it. The juicy red fruit, the discreet earthy dimension, and the spicy character will win you over from the first sip. Deep purple color and a seductive nose of aromas of butter, sour cherry, blueberry and dark plum jam. In the mouth, it has a medium body, with crisp acidity and silky tannins. Long delicious finish that makes you want to drink more! 

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Grape Varieties: 30% Mavrotragano, 30% Xinomavro, 40% Syrah 

Vinification: This is a very special blend of three very different varieties Mavrotragano, Xinomavro, and Syrah. They are fermented, at controlled temperatures, in stainless steel tanks, then transferred to clay amphoras from Crete where they age for 4 months. Bottled unfiltered and with very low addition of sulfites.

Alcohol level: 13% vol

Tasting Note: This is a simply irresistible wine! A unique blend of two famous Greek varieties, Mavrotragano from the Aegean islands, and Xinomavro from Northern Greece, with the international Syrah. You really have to try very hard not to like it. The juicy red fruit, the discreet earthy dimension, and the spicy character will win you over from the first sip. Deep purple color and a seductive nose of aromas of butter, sour cherry, blueberry, and dark plum jam. In the mouth, it has a medium body, with crisp acidity and silky tannins. Long delicious finish that makes you want to drink more! 

Food Pairing: Grilled red meat, pork with plums, red pasta sauces, grilled tuna.

Aiόra (hammock) was a three-day ancient Greek feast dedicated to Dionysus and the celebration of the unveiling of the annual wine. On the first day, the villagers would open the clay jars that contained the wine of the year and the first tastings were performed. On the second day, they would fill the amphorae and the Aiόra festivities would start, where, amid wine-tasting and rich dinners, young ladies were singing and swinging on hammocks, which were fastened to tree branches. The third day was dedicated to the dead, which testifies to their deep understanding of human mortality.

 

 

 

Moschopolis Winery

Thessaloniki – Central Macedonia, 11 hectares – organic viticulture

George Germanis of Moschopolis Winery is one of the most experienced and respected vineyards and soil scientists in Greece. In 2016, having already left his mark in the development of viticulture and winemaking in many wine-growing regions of Greece, he decided to establish his own winery together with his son-in-law Dimitris and his children Aliki and Theodoris. They chose the best sites around Thessaloniki and Kastoria and since then they have been creating wines from original blends with unique styles, unbeatable quality, and concentration.

Their winemaking philosophy is the production of wines that express the special characteristics of their terroir through minimal but crucial intervention, the use of indigenous yeasts, and bottling without filtering. All vineyards are sustainably managed and they have implemented many innovative farming techniques, such as hanging grapes at a height of 1.8m above ground and under the permanent cover of the foliage to protect them from the sun and high temperatures and to achieve maximum ventilation thus avoiding fungal diseases and minimizing the use of fungicides.