Chateau Mercouri

Korakohori Ilias, Greece

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MERCOURI ESTATE

Korakohori Ilias, Greece

Domaine Mercouri is an old vineyard dating back to the late 1800’s in the western Peloponnese. In 1870, the first Refosco vines were planted on the estate that were imported from Friuli, Italy. At that time, the wine produced was for export only. In the early 1930’s, second generation family member Leonidas Mercouris built the first modern winery in that area. The winery remained functional until 1955. Between 1955 and 1989, the majority of the estate’s grape production was sold to the larger wineries in the area. In 1990, the third and fourth generations of the Mercouri family decided to rebuild the winery. The existing structure was renovated and modernized. The vineyards were also replanted. Since the winery’s reorganization, yields and sales have increased steadily annually.

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Mercouri Lampadias

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Made from a 50/50 blend of the indigenous Greek grapes of Agiorgitiko & Avgoustiatis. On the nose it is intensely floral, reminiscent of rose water. On the palate, it is dry with ripe red fruit flavors. Pairs well with Asian…

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Red

Estate 2009 front label

Made from 85% Refosco and 15% Mavrodaphne. After fermentation, the product is transferred to wooden barrels in an underground cellar for maturation for approximately one year. The wine is then bottled and stored in temperature-controlled cellars for additional aging. Pronounced…

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Foloi White

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Named after Mount Foloi, the grapes are grown on a plateau that is 650m above sea level. The wine is made from a blend of Roditis & Viognier. It is pale yellow in color with a delicate bouquet filled with…

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Cava Red

Cava 2009 front label

Deep red color with a fruity bouquet with notes of chocolate, caramel, tobacco, cinnamon and vanilla. This wine is medium to full bodied with medium tannins, medium acidity and a long and pleasant finish. This wine has the ability for…

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Kallisto

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A blend of Ribolla Gialla and the rare Greek grape Tourkopoula. A limited release dry white wine that is fermented is stainless steel tanks. Bright white-green color with light yellow hues. Aromas of citrus aromas and light freshly grated lemon.…

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Antares

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A blend of Avgoustiatis and Mourvedre. Prior to bottling, the new wine matures in oak casks in the estate’s underground cellars. The wine will mature further in the bottle for several months, before release. Intense, deep, velvet red color with…

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Coma Bernices

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A delicate bouquet of white peach and brioche, with notes of vanilla. Balanced on the palate with a pleasant, persistent finish. Fermentation with fine lees and maturation in French oak casks for 3 months prior to bottling.

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