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Producer: Manolesakis EstateGrape Varieties: Asproudi 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Balanced crisp whiteAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: CorkCountry: Greece
Vibrant white - yellow colour. Pear, apricot and citrus nose. This wine has excellent balance, is crisp with a fairly long finish.
The appellation of origin Malvasia is refered to the Byzantine city of Monemvasia whose name was also given by the Franks to its wine. The vineyards were located at Dorieon Chora the region of the countryside of Epidavros Limiras which was a favourable environment for the vineyard cultivation. The mild coastal climate in combination with the terrain made up the exceptional features which gave a unique quality to the wines of Malvasia. This is where Malvasia was made prior to the 13th century when the local traders loaded it onto the ships from the port of Monemvasia. In the Byzantine era, the economy of fortified cities such as Monemvasia was based on trade. After the 14th century, these cities gained significant privileges and traded freely in all major trading centres.
Fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel, at low temperatures of 14 to 16°C for 15 to 20 days.
Seafood, white sauced dishes, white meat, salads
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