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Mouchtaro PGI Thiva 2019 Muses Estate

CHF 23.50

You will hardly find another Greek wine with the velvety, cherry sensation of Mouchtaro 2019. This is the only Mouchtaro varietal wine in the world. Bright red colour. Explosive aromas of red and sour cherries, ripe plums and figs, chocolate and subtle vanilla notes from the oak. In the mouth it is juicy, with high acidity, silky tannins that pleasantly excite the palate, a pleasant long finish.  This is a wine with an ageing potential of over 10 years, which develops a unique character over time. 

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Description

Grape Variety: 100% Mouchtaro

Vinification: 12 months in wood. Partly 60 year old vines on sandy-silty soils at an altitude of 450-550 m.

Alcohol: 13%

Tasting Note: You will hardly find another Greek wine with the velvety, cherry sensation of Mouchtaro 2019. This is the only Mouchtaro varietal wine in the world. Bright red colour. Explosive aromas of red and sour cherries, ripe plums and figs, chocolate and subtle vanilla notes from the oak. In the mouth it is juicy, with high acidity, silky tannins that pleasantly excite the palate, a pleasant long finish.  This is a wine with an ageing potential of over 10 years, which develops a unique character over time. 

Food Pairing: Perfect with pastitsio, cannelloni, soutzoukakia, grilled pork, pork with prunes, lamb in all its versions, red fish such as salmon or tuna and fatty fish cooked with tomato, beef tartare, game, lamb, pasta in red or bolognese sauce and yellow hard cheese

Winner of numerous international awards including: Gold at the Berliner Wein Trophy 2010 in Berlin – Gold medal at the 3rd Organic Grape Competition by DIO 2007 – Silver at the International Wine Challenge 2009 – Silver medal at the 2nd Organic Grape Competition by DIO 2005

 

Muses Estate

Muses Estate is located in the village of Askri, at the mouth of the Valley of the Muses near Thebes and at an altitude of 500 metres. Most of the vines are 20 to 50 years old. The winery was founded on the slopes of Mount Helicon in 1946 by Nikolaos Zaharias. At that time, in a village of about 1.500 inhabitants, 7 winemaking units were in operation. In 1967, his son, Athanasios Zaharias, entered the family business and gave it a new impulse by implementing dynamic and forward-looking ideas. With his contribution, the small artisanal winery was gradually transformed into a modern winemaking unit. In 2005, the year when “Muses Estate” was created, it was time for Nikos, Stelios and Panayiotis, the third generation, to take their place in the family business. Their skills, scientific knowledge and youthful ideas combined with the family tradition and experience helped Muses Estate to make a step further into the 21st century.

 

Their “star variety” is Mouchtaro which is found exclusively in the Valley of the Muses. The grape variety would not have continued to exist if the family had not saved the last 2 hectares of Mouchtaro. Mouchtaro is the favourite of sommeliers, as it is not only a rare grape variety, but also has a complex  aromatic character composed of fruity, vegetal and botanical aromas. There is also a lot of emphasis on sustainable work in the vineyard, which is also noticeable in the wine