Methymnaeos Red 2015

From the volcano's crater ...

One of the most rare Greek varieties grows into one of the most unique terroirs of Greece. The unknown Chydiriotiko is cultivated in the heart of the crater of the volcano that caused the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. You certainly understand that Methymnaios Red, the wine produced by this combination, could not but anything less than a unique red wine every wine lover should know.

In the early 80s the Lambrou family discovered the last remaining roots of the ancient variety of Lesvos, just outside the abandoned village Chydira in Lesvos. Since then Yiannis Lambrou began to captivate in each bottle the personality of the particular and rare variety of Chydiriotiko. Following strictly organic methods of cultivation and winemaking the variety is allowed to express itself fully, whereas the light, careful touch of oak for four months, adds the depth and complexity that was missing.

If you let it breathe for half an hour before you enjoy it, you will certainly not regret it ...



Methymnaeos Red 2015

One of those every wine lover should know!
13.90 €
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Type:  dry
Year:  2015
Alcohol:  14 %
Origin:  Lesvos
Variety:  Chydiriotiko
Aromas:  strawberry, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, pepper, oregano, marjoram, tomato sauce, tea, wet leaves
Pairs with:  braised veal, pizza with prosciutto, grilled meats, pasta with meat
Bottle: 1

Pale ruby ​​with garnet shades in the glass.

Nose of moderate aromatic intensity with notes of strawberry, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. After a while pepper, oregano, marjoram, tomato sauce, tea and forest floor make their appearance.

In the palate it is medium bodied, with moderate (+) acidity and aromatic intensity, while the tannins are fine and well-worked. Strongly spicy, with black pepper and cinnamon dominating. Cherry, strawberry, nutmeg, vanilla, incense and oak hints, complement the special aromatic bouquet. At the finish, the good length aftertaste leaves a sensation of fruit and wood in the mouth.

Pair with a braised veal, pizza with prosciutto, grilled meats or pasta with meat.

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