exis semi-sweet red

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EXIS
Semi-Sweet Red Wine
Protected Geographical Indication, Drama

Region / Vineyard
Adriani , Drama viticultural zone, North – east Macedonia. 1 Ha linear privately-owned vineyards situated at an altitude of 200-300 m. Clay soil of fine drainage over thin limestones. Crop yield 900-1000 kg per acre.

The harvest takes place at night, in order to have chilled grapes and not warm (contrary to the harvest that takes place during the day). As a result the grapes are, faster and without a thermal shock, cooling for the prefermentation cold maceration.

Varietal Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%

Vinification
Classic red at 24οC, after the maturationon fine lees for 2 months. Fresh wine in stainless steel tank.

Tasting Notes
Deep red color with aromas of gooseberry, wild cherry and plum. Mellow taste and velvety finish.

Food Pairing
Ideal as an aperitif, it accompanies various snacks, cheeses, cold cuts, creamy sweets and fruits. Served in 12-14oC.