Cavino, Deus Mavrodaphne of Patras, PDO Patras, Peloponnese, Greece NV

Regular price £12.49

One of the world's great fortified sweet wines, oak aged like a ruby port, and ideal with cheese or sweet puddings

After delivery, the grapes are fermented and extracted in the tank for about 4 days under controlled conditions. Then the alcoholic fermentation is interrupted by adding alcohol, thereby preserving a part of the grape sugars in the finished product. The wine matures for at least 12 months in large oak barrels to develop its complex aroma. Ageing potential: Ready to drink now, but with great ageing potential.

Tasting Note: Red colour with terracotta hues. Aromatic notes of dried fruit (plum, fig, raisin). Warm, sweet with notes of tannins that enhance its structure. Ideal with salty dishes, blue cheese, syrup desserts and ripe fruits.

Critics: 90/100 Wine and Spirits Magazine

Mavrodaphne 70%, Black Corinth 30%