MAVRODAPHNE

pronounced Mav-row-daff-nee
originating from Patras, Peloponnese

mostly cultivated Western Greece, mainly Ahaia and Cephalonia

wine styles full-bodied dry reds and also fortified, oxidative style dessert wines
main features near-black color, dense aromas of dried prunes and currants, high alcohol content, medium acidity
ageing potential dry wines: 5-15 years, sweet wines: 15+ years
ideally paired with dry wines: mushroom dishes, veal, lamb with red wine sauce - sweet wines: chocolate soufflé, bitter chocolate, fudgy stout brownies

producers suggested Domaine Mega Spileo (Cavino)

 

Until recently Mavrodaphne was almost exclusively employed in the production of distinguished fortified dessert wines under the indications PDO Mavrodaphne of Patras and PDO Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia. In recent years, more and more dry wines are made of this variety with aromas of dried prunes and currants, laurel (hence its name), piquant “bitterness” and a great texture due to its high alcohol content and moderate acitity. It's sweet & sour taste easily brings in mind Veneto’s grand Amarone. Mavrodaphne has already earned its rightful place for both its “Port” style dessert wines as well as its dry version, winning over wine lovers with a nose for the authentic, the different, and the diverse.

Wines

Winery
Domain Mega Spileo (Cavino)

Origin
PGI Achaia

Wine Style
dry red

Varieties
Mavrodaphne, Mavro Kalavrytino

Winery
Domain Mega Spileo (Cavino)

Origin
PGI Achaia

Wine Style
dry red

Varieties
Mavrodaphne, Cabernet Sauvignon, Agiorgitiko

Winery
Domain Mega Spileo (Cavino)

Origin
PDO MAVRODAPHNE OF PATRAS

Wine Style
sweet red wine (fortified, oxidative style)

Varieties
Mavrodaphne, Black Corinth

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