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Karipidis Winery Merlot Red Wine

Merlot  is a darkly blue-coloured wine grape, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot-based wines usually have medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant. Its softness and "fleshiness", combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot  is a popular grape for blending.
Karipidi winery cultivated  Merlot variety in their 30 hectares of privately owned vineyards located atVounaina Area Thessaly in central Greece.Vounaina,as declared by its name (small mountain is a hilly area with tradition in wine making. The vineyards, which are registered in a institution for inspection and certification of  biological products, are being cultivated exclusively with methods of biological agriculture. The soil is clay, rich in organic substances with a non solid subsoil with nice drainage. The organic vineyards, having a south-east orientation, lie 200 to 300 metres above sea level surrounded by small hills with few rainfall during spring and dry summer.

Characteristics :

  • Grapes Variety : Merlot 100%
  • Colour : Deep & Elegant Red color with violet hues.
  • Aroma : The nose is dominated by an intense bouquet of fruity and floral (plum, currant, rose, violet) characters followed by scents of chocolate, smoke and vanilla.
  • Taste : A full-bodied wine with good balance and an exceptionally increased ageing potential. Captivating and long-lasting aftertaste of fruity, spicy and oaky characters. At the very-beginning of it's evolution. A wine with sufficient ageing potential.                                
  • Vineyard : At Vounaina area, Thessaly in Central Greece The vineyards are Organic, having a south-east orientation, lie 200 to 300 metres above sea level surrounded by small hills with few rainfalls during spring and a dry summer.
  • Way of vinification : Cold soak skin contact vinification proceeds with small extractions for 4-5 weeks. New oak barrels for 16 months followed by bottling and cellar aging for 6 month.
  • Alcohool : 13,5%   
  • Best served :14-16o C.

Suggested Cuisine :
Korean stir fried beef with garlic,soy and sesame.Roasted eggplant with  tomato and basil ragout, cooked meat with sweet  or rich red sauces, pasta  with savoury sauces, lamp & beef dishes, BBQ meats, intensely seasoned dishes, mature cheeses.


Product Package Pcs/Carton Carton/Eupallet
Merlot, Red Dry Bottle 750ml 6 100


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