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February 12, 2024

Weekly Offer for Feb 12/24

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:11 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Our online feature this week is the Monemvasia Voltes Red (Peloponnese, Greece) – $17.99 , regularly $22.99.

The Monemvasia Winery was founded in 1997 by the Tsimbidis family. Only native Greek grapes are grown in the 30 hectares under vine in Peloponnese wine region in Southeastern Greece.

Our feature this week is their Voltes Red, a blend of two native grape varieties 50/50 – Agiorgitiko and Mavroudi. Both varieties are grown organically in Laconia, near Monemvasia, where the climate is warm and dry. The vineyard is situated at an altitude of 200 metres above sea-level, offering cooler nights, resulting in balancing natural freshness. The vines are planted in clay-loam soils; the clay component has good water retention properties helping to nourish the vines during the warm, dry growth period. The grapes are hand-harvested at optimum maturity.

The name Voltes is inspired by the twisting uphill pathway leading to the Upper Town of Monemvasia. The two varieties were co-fermented. A light-bodied red (12.5% alcohol) offering apple notes of ripe red fruits with a hint of sweet spice. It is well-structured with balanced acidity, soft tannins, and a pleasant finish. Pair with grilled kebobs or red sauced dishes.

Monemvasia Voltes Red (Peloponnese, Greece) – $17.99 , regularly $22.99

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