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Merlot-Cabernet THESTIA WINERYProduct Code: ΟΙ15373
Dry Red Wine
Aged in French oak.
Intense ruby red with dark reflections.
Rich and abundant aroma with a hint of blackberries and plums.
Full and elegant aftertaste with accents of black pepper.
Variety Merlot 60% Cabernet Franc 40%
Vineyards Kenourgio of Thestieon Municipality (toponyms: Metochi and Chrysocheria)
Main type of soil Clay, rich in organic matter, potassium and microelements
Age of vines 10 years old for both varieties
Yields Merlot 600 kg/1.000 sq. m.
Cabernet Franc 600kg/1.000 sq. m.
Harvest dates Mid to end of September 2008
Vinification/Maturation Cold maceration and fermentation in stainless steel at 25˚C. Ageing in barriques for 12 to 16 months and maturation in bottles for 12 months in the winery cellar before it came on the market.
Alcohol by volume 12,5%
Total acidity (as tartaric acid) 5,2 g/l
pH 100% 3,21
Deep ruby with purple tints. On the nose, a wide spectrum of aromas is revealed like blackberries, plums and exotic fruits in combination with a touch of spices like black pepper. Medium-bodied, balanced with elegant fine-grained tannins. It has a long, fruity finish.
The region around Kenourgio benefits from a microclimate ideal for viticulture. The geoclimatic conditions result in premium quality wine grapes.
We cultivate indigenous grape varieties like Malagousia, Assyrtiko and Mavrodaphne and cosmopolitan ones like Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.
Our wines reflect both the unique terroir of this part of Greece as well as the work of the dedicated team that creates them. Our aim is to develop a small family of eclectic and exclusive wines and to this end we use traditional production methods and focus on small yields for maximum quality grapes. Disciplined, passionate and true to tradition, we support the uniqueness of our Aetolian land, a land that keeps offering its best for many a century.