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Winemaker's Note

The Paranga Red with charming aromas of red forest-fruits, cherry and sweet species and pepper are enhanced with fine notes of rose petals. The palate shows balance, a round mouthfeel, soft tanins and a long, aromatic aftertaste. Light and spicy with refreshing acidity and mild tannins render it as a simple and easy-to-drink every day wine. Match to pasta, vegetarian dishes and barbeque delights.

Varieties

Merlot (50%), Xinomavro (25%), Syrah (25%)

Origin

Selected contracted vineyards in Northwestern Greece

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vineyards of Agios Panteleimon within the Amyndeon Appellation in Northwestern Greece. Sprawling at an altitude of 600-700m on poor sandy soil, the vineyards reach yields that rarely exceed 40 hl/ha. The area is marked by cold winters and warm summers, but the four surrounding lakes create a unique mild mesoclimate. As a result, we get high fruit concentration and ripeness with exquisitely complex and rich aromas.

Grapes are hand-picked and selected on a sorting table prior to crush. For each variety the must is cold soaked at 11-12°C in a reductive environment for 2-5 days depending on the quality of the grapes. Fermentation takes place at 20-22°C, followed by malolactic fermentation in tank. During the first months of the year, the lees are stirred twice a week (batonnage), in order to achieve a fuller body. The winemaker’s main objective is to achieve maximum fruit extraction, while preserving a good level of acidity.

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