Friday, 4 September 2009

TN : Cotes d'Aigialia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Cavino, Aigalia, Greece

The grapes for this wine were grown on highland slopes in the province of Egialia Achaias at an altitude between 500 and 750 metres. The climate is Mediterranean. The vineyard soils are deep clayey calcareous. The grapes were hand harvested between the middle of September and the beginning of October. The grapes were first crushed. and after an initial cold maceration at fourteen degrees, then fermentation followed by maceration with skins in steel tanks for five days. Finally, the wine spent six months in steel tanks together with oak chips. 20,000 bottles were imported into Sweden.

Cavino was founded 50 years ago in Aigio on Peloponnese bu C. Anastassiou, and J. Dousk. Today, it is run by the Anastassiou's son Jiannis.

Colour : Dark red/purple

Aroma : Blackcurrant, oak, vanilla, spice

Taste : Blackcurrant, liquorice, cocoa powder, oak

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 79 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Cavino

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