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Ktima Brintziki ‘Melios’ Red Ilia PGI 2015

Estate: Founded in 1994 by the Brintziki family, the estate is located in the western Peloponnese, near ancient Olympia in Greece. Committed to preserving the environment, in 2012, the estate “became the first green winery in Greece, using geothermal and solar energy for heating and cooling, and utilizing only organic and sustainable farming practices”. They have a zero-energy footprint. The label pays homage to the fact that Before taking over the family winery, the Brintzikis were musicians.

Philosophy: “To create unique wines which are defined by the special characteristics of the region, famous for its vineyards.”

Winemaking: Fermented on the skins for 10 days at 25°C in stainless steel tanks. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aged in barrel for 6 months.

Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with aromas of strawberry, black cherry, jalapeño and cigar box spice. Cherry, strawberry, blackberry and roasted herbs are glazed with chipotle pepper, complimented by good acidity and tannins. Dark fruit, spice and earthy bitterness linger on the plush finish. Interesting, super spicy and easy to pair with a wide variety of dishes. A fantastic value.

80% Merlot, 20% Mavrodaphne
Ilia PGI
Greece
12.5% Alcohol
$10
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