La Tour Melas, Cyrus One, Achinos, Greece

Regular price £22.99

Wonderful blend from Greek and French varietals, from a vineyard overlooking the Aegean.

Kyros Melas planted his 11ha of vineyards in 2011 with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with vines imported from his estate in France. These vineyards overlook the Aegean sea, that create a wind flow and cooling affect, enabling Kyros to practice biodynamic and organic farming. Planted on clay limestone soils, the grapes are hand picked, then made with as little intervention as possible using an underground gravity flowed cellar. Each wine is hand bottled to finish the truly artisanal process. They show a level of ripeness and intensity, combined with elegance, structure and capacity for ageing.

Tasting Note: Dark ruby colour with raspberry reflections. First blueberries and raspberries intense notes with a delicate touch of flower. Then a blend of toasted oak and grilled meat flavours. Silky and soft mouthfeel, which then reveals a very pleasant wine.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (2015), Decanter 88 (2013)

Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (30%), Agiorgitiko (30%)

ABV14%

Vegetarian

Vegan