Vourvoukeli Estate Avdira PGI Limnio 2016
Rare ancient Greek variety that was once allegedly mentioned by Aristotle. As one of Greece's oldest grape variety, it has a similar spiciness as Merlot and Syrah. This grape is grown in the Protected Geographical Indication area of Avdira, a fishing village situated in the district of Xanthi in Thrace. Thrace, a blessed place, with an extensive history of grape growing, wine production, and wine trade, was mentioned even by Homer. This region is one of the smallest in Greece, that shares a border with Bulgaria.
In 1999, the family of Nikos and Flora Vourvoukeli planted 2 hectares of land on the fertile hills of the area with indigenous and foreign wine grape varieties, with a view to realizing their vision of reviving the famous Avdira vineyard (Thrace PGI). It gradually developed into a privately owned 12-hectare vineyard which is cultivated in accordance with the regulations for organic farming.
This dry red wine exhibits soft fruit aromas of cherry, plums, and pomegranate, as well as spicier notes of cedar, chocolate, cardamom, and curry. Subtle oak perfumes imparted by its 6 months of maturation in oak barrels round out the nose. Full-bodied yet elegant, the wine provides a dry and citrusy mouthfeel with flavors of red fruits, spices, and dark chocolate. 13% alc. Pair with aged cheese, charcuterie, cured meat and sweet and sour pork.
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