SEMELI ESTATE NEMEA RESERVE 2016
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- 3,300 円(税込)
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|Sustainable & Classic
|Nemea / Corinthia
|PDO Nemea (Protected Designation of Origin)
|Type of cork
About the wine.
This wine features complex aromas of cherries, raspberries, dried fruits, vanilla and spices. It has a well-structured mouthfeel, pleasant acidity and a finish with prunes, tobacco and vanilla. Serve with all meat dishes, especially those with tomato sauce, pasta with tomato sauce, beef stew, cold cuts, and aged cheeses.
The wine is aged for 12 months in 50% new 225L French oak barrels, followed by 12 months aging in bottle.
Grapes are carefully selected and harvested.
About the winery.
Semeli (or Semele) is a goddess in Greek mythology and is also known as the mother of Dionysus, the god of wine. Since its establishment in 1979, Semeli Estate has been a driving force in the Greek wine market and has contributed to the development of the wine industry. The sunny Mediterranean sun, the unique terroir, the expertise of our craftsmen and women, and the perfect blend of local and international grapes have made our wines a favorite of wine experts and customers all over the world. Now that we have established ourselves as a well-known wine brand in Greece, we are looking for challenges and opportunities to promote Semeli Estates wines around the world. Currently, 15% of our revenue comes from exports, mainly to the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and we expect to expand further in the future.
A beautiful winery with a red streamlined roof
The Nemea region is one of the most important wine regions in Greece.
The Semeli Estate vineyards are located at an altitude of 600 meters on the slopes of the mountainous Ktsi region (Nemea's most famous "cru"). Yields are low, and the fruit has a well-balanced, natural acidity. In addition to our own 250 acres of vineyards, grapes are grown not only in Kutsi, but also in neighboring areas such as Asprokampos and Kastraki by growers with whom we have established long term relationships as trusted partners. This allows us to control the quality of the grapes throughout the growing season in order to produce excellent wines. Our main objective is to have a firm grasp on the potential of Nemea's vineyards to contribute to the local economy. Not only do we create jobs for the local community, but we also support our neighboring growers who produce high quality grapes at a fair price by advising them on growing practices.
The Blood of Hercules.
Hercules, a hero in Greek mythology, received an oracle from Apollo to atone for his sins and undertook the great task of defeating the Nemean lion. The Agiorgitiko wine produced in the land of Nemea is sometimes called "the blood of Hercules," in reference to the blood that was spilled during the battle with the lion.
Winemaker Yannis Frerianos
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