Mavrodaphne of Patras
The “Mavrodaphne of Patras” wine rightfully encompasses the highest quality class in Greece, as the Mavrodaphne grape variety has all the potential to provide exceptional sweet wines.
Mavrodaphne Karela is produced from wining 100% “Mavrodaphne” variety grapes, when the law allows using just 50% currants to produce “Mavrodaphne of Patras”. The vines are grown within a specific geographic area and the wine produced falls in the Protected Designation of Origin PDO category.
The process begins well before harvesting ,when we carefully select grapes from semi-mountainous vineyards in western Achaia that are well exposed to sunlight and air.
The grapes reach the winery in plastic trays. There follows the classic fermentation on skins using stainless steel equipment and state-of-the-art tanks. During this phase, it applies the strictest sanitary standards.
When the Baume scale reaches about 5.5 degrees we proceed to alcoholization by using wine alcohol of the coloured juice in the presence of representatives from the Chemical Laboratory - Customs so that the determined alcohol volume designation of the finished product may be about 15.5% VOL and the unfermented sugars about 120 grams per litre.
After a limited period of leaving the new wine with ITS lees, it is decanted in vacuum and left in a clean tank where it is fined using egg whites.
Later on, the wine will be filtered and placed, clear, in French oak barrels stored at the winery facilities, where it shall remain for at least 1 year.
After this period and further to the certification of the Customs - Chemical Laboratory and Department of Agriculture, this sweet wine comes to acquire the Mavrodaphne of Patras PDO designation.