2016 Semeli Winery Mountain Sun Red

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Mountain Sun red is an 80/20 blend of Agiorgitiko and Syrah, aged for six months in used French oak. This is an easy, Beaujolaisesque red with bold red-fruit flavors. That said, it does have a modest backbone and some support for the fruit. If it is fruity and bursting with flavor, it is not candied or exaggerated. In its light, summer-red style, it is done nicely. Under screw cap, it may age a bit, but don't expect it to go anywhere but down if it changes much. Drink it young (and probably a bit cooler than you normally would). It's a lot of fun.

Wine & Spirits Review
This combines agirgitiko’s cherry fruit with syrah’s black plum for a clean, juicy red. Play up the spice and cedar details with spiced keftedes.

Vineyard
Agiorgitiko: low yielding vineyards on the slopes of Nemea at an altitude of 400-500m Syrah: low yielding vineyards on the slopes of Aigialia at an altitude of 700-800m

Microclimate
Due to the altitude, the low temperatures during the winter and the cool summer nights we have a slow ripening of the grapes of both varieties. That results the production of well-balanced wines.

Vinification
Grapes are handpicked and transferred to the winery. After strict selection of the grapes, they are first chilled and then cold soaked for up to five days, at a temperature of 8-10oC before fermentation, to maximize flavour extraction. Classic red wine vinification follows at temperature of 23-25oC. The wine is matured in French oak casks for 6 months and has an aging potential for 3 to 5 years after bottling.

Tasting notes
Vibrant ruby-violet colour. Rich aromatic bouquet combining fresh cherry, lively raspberry and blackberry fruits with a touch of spice on the nose. Balanced palate with round and velvety texture. Noble tannins and long aftertaste.

Greece, Peloponnese, Mantinia PDO
Agiorgitiko 80% and Syrah 20%
13.5% Alcohol

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