2014 Avantis 'Mavrokoudoura', Mandilaria, Evia

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Still Dry Red Wine, Mandilaria 100% (Black Kountoura of Kymi), PGI Evia, Full-bodied, Vintage 2014, 12 months in barrel, Alc. 13% by Vol., Ageing potential: 8-10 years, Production: 4.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
Awards-Tasting reviews:
2017, Silver, International Wine Challenge, vintage 2013.
2015, Silver, Balkans IWC, vintage 2011.
2013, Silver, Berliner Wein Trophy, vintage 2011.
Opaque ruby colour. Aromas of black fruit, spices, jam, vanilla, coffee and stylish oak. Full, round palate with supporting acidity and fine-grained tannins. Unfiltered wine. Any amount of sediment in the bottle is quite normal.
Food pairing:
Traditional Greek sausage 'Sheftalia', spicy Cretan Graviera cheese. Decanted before consumed. Served at 16 - 18 °C.
The privately owned vineyards of 20ha in Kymi & Afrati, Evia, Central Greece. 
Altitude: 250-500m. Soil: clay, limestone.
Harvest: September. Yield: 30-40 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 10 years.
Agriculture: Mild.
Cold skin contact for 3 days, vinification by long skin contact and maturation in new Ermitage oak barrels. Acidity: 5.9 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 2.0 g/L.