Hatzidakis Mavrotragano 2017 - 750ml

Hatzidakis Mavrotragano 2017 - 750ml

Hatzidakis Mavrotragano 2017 - 750ml

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Winemaker Notes

This Mavrotragano has an intense red bright color. Aromas of red forest fruits, dark chocolate, tobacco, and minerals. Strong but smooth tannins, high acidity, and a long finish. If you enjoy the volcanic red wines from Mt Etna in Sicily, give this volcanic soil Santorini red a try.

Delicious paired with red meats with spices, game, casserole dishes with sauce, and aged cheese.

To make wine on the volcanic, Greek island of Santorini is nothing short of a miracle. Its defining feature, the ash covering its surface, is simultaneously its biggest asset and greatest detriment. Yet people have been making intense, concentrated wines there for centuries. With decades of talent and hard work behind them, the Hatzidakis family has been turning this demanding terrain into some of Greece's best wines. 3,600 years ago a massive volcanic explosion destroyed the Minoan civilization living on Santorini, sinking half the island with it.

The rest was covered in a thick layer of ash and pumice. No viable crops will grow in such a desolate landscape-- except for vines. In this Mediterranean climate, it rains only during the winter months and there is no fresh water available. Vines survive off the morning mist that gets sucked up by the ash and trickles down into roots. However, this same ash is poisonous to phylloxera: the louse that destroyed most of the world's vineyards.

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