CHATEAU PEGASUS (1997)

Winery Markovitis Winery
Region Northern Greece
Appellation PDO NAOUSSA
Wine Style dry red
Varieties Xinomavro
Harvest 1997
Bottle Size 750 ml
Carton 6 x 750 ml

Overview

A fascinating 15-year old wine that proves the endless potential of the PDO Naoussa zone and the Xinomavro variety. This great wine was made in 1997 and in 15 years it has developed an amazing complexity, combining tomato, olive paté, mushroom and herbal aromas. Decanting is recommended, so that it can interact with oxygen and offer the full extent of its features. It can be ideally combined with wild rice, mushrooms, as well as low-fat meat dishes (e.g. game) cooked with red sauces.
The presence of this collector’s wine by Chateau Pegasus on a wine list is enough to add to the prestige of any restaurant or cellar, as it is a great, rare and exceptionally high quality choice.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Clear, medium (-) amber

Nose

Clean, medium (+) intensity, with aroma characteristics reminiscent of tomato paste, dry nuts, tobacco, tea leaves, cardamom, cedar, olive paste, animal notes, coffee and raisins.

Palate

Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannins, medium alcohol, medium (+) body. Medium (+) flavor intensity with flavor characteristics reminiscent of sundried tomatoes, olives, cedar, dry nuts, figs, leather and tobacco. Long finish.

Drinking time | Completely mature, drink now

Tasting notes are based on blind tasting events organised by Gregory Kontos, DipWSET in accordance with the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ®.

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