The Monemvasia grapes for this naturally sweet wine come from vines planted in the region of Aspries, where the cooler climate is ideal for growing Monemvasia vines.
Harvested during the first half of September, the grapes are slowly dried under the bright Cycladic sun for about 15 days before being pressed and fermented. The concentration in aromas and sugars obtained during the drying of the grapes give the wine its natural sweetness.
Moraitis Malvasia is rich and full bodied with a light sweetness, enticing wine drinkers with a usually dryer palate. The mesmerizing dark bronze colour with golden hues, hints at the long, delicate ageing in oak, imparting colour into the wine. Aromas of dried apricots, golden raisins, and honey glide beautifully and gradually towards more concentrated notes of caramel and dried nuts. The wine keeps a characteristic freshness of the Monemvasia variety, and the coastal attributes inherent to the vine and the terroir itself. An incredibly enticing wine that will make you want to finish the bottle!
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Awards: 93 Points Robert Parker
Colour: Amber Gold
Acidity: Medium to High
Ageing: 4 years in French oak barrels
Ageing Potential: 10 to 15 years
Storage: Store in a cool dry place at 15-18°C
Serve: Best served 8-10°C
Best paired with: Sweets, Deserts, Pates and Foie Gras, Aged and Spicy Cheeses. Also ideal as an Aperitif or a Digestif.