2015 Gentilini 'Eclipse', Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia

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Still Dry Red Wine, Mavrodaphne 100%, PGI Slopes of Enos, Full-bodied, Vintage 2015, 12 months in barrel, Alc.14% by Vol., Ageing Potential over 10 years, Production: 6.500 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
Awards-Tasting reviews:
2016, 90 pts, Robert Parker, Vintage 2013.
2015, 90 pts, Robert Parker, Vintage 2013.
2014, 89 pts, Robert Parker, Vintage 2012.
Inky purple colour. Generous, layered aromas of red and black fruits, bitter chocolate, cinnamon, spiced with hints of licorice and wild mint. On the palate, it is concentrated, with a meaty flavour profile, cherries, vanilla and oak. Smooth texture, round tannins, endless aftertaste. Excellent, modern-style dry Mavrodaphne.
Food pairing:
A hearty Greek beef stew 'stifado-mosharaki', roasted wild boar. Served at 16 - 18 °C.
The privately owned vineyards in Cephalonia Island.
Altitude: 80-500m.
Soil: limestone, rocky, barren.
Harvest: End of September.
Yield: 30 hl/ha. Age of vines: 30 years (average).
Agriculture: Mild.
The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation before being carefully matured for at least 12 months in top quality French and American barriques. The wine is matured for a further 12 months in bottle before release. Acidity: 6.5 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 3.2 g/L.