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MAGIC MOUNTAIN RED

2017
PGI AGORA
DRY RED WINE

The Magic Mountain – a name, a legend, a wine that satisfies all senses. It refers to the Mount Pangeon that rises impressively opposite the Château Νico Lazaridi Winery and relates to the worship of Dionysus, the treasure hunting by Alexander the Great and constitutes a crossroad for cultures between East and West for thousands of years.

The Magic Mountain red wine, produced from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, since its first release in 1990 and until today is an unsurpassed product, with divine, noble and mystic flavour, characteristics of NICO LAZARIDI superior wines.

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The label for the “Magic Mountain Red” vintage 2017 is adorned with a painting by Mikaella Theofanopoulou, a Greek artist who specializes in “one line art”, an expressive language with airy simplicity and many interpretations. Βright reds, vibrant purples and dark burgundy release floral notes and charming aromas. A sequence of faces meet this color feast and leads us to a romantic dimension of visual and gustatory stimuli. Expressive eyes, full of sparkle, reflecting desire, pleasure, lust, love. Climax of emotions with the ‘magical’ touch of the hand, the hug and the human contact that “fill” the white canvas, like the wine does to our glass!

M_theta_ (Mikaella Theofanopoulou) is an Athens (Greece) based independent artist & designer born in Tokyo (Japan). Drawing her inspiration from minimalism to expressionism, she communicates her abstract ideas with a refined single line visual language, perceived universally but subject to multiple interpretations. Her art is all about exploring genuineness in existing imperfection through the simplicity of a single line, rejecting everything superfluous. Her works invite you to discover that the most intricate sentiment can emerge even from a smooth, subtle line. The elegance of a less-is-more mentality and the variety of all these distinct emotions are reflected in her one-line drawings which currently depict people’s faces.  M_Theta_ encourages you to ”Embrace your inner ‘hygge’ through imperfect raw lines”.

This painting as well as all the artworks that were featured at the MAGIC MOUNTAIN labels are on display at the art gallery of the same same at Château Νico Lazaridi Winery.

 

Magic Mountain Red 2017 is also available in Magnum, Double Magnum & Imperial bottles.

Type of wine: Dry Red Wine

Appellation: Protected Geographical Indication Agora

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 50%

VinificationTechniques: Classic red wine vinification with a long extraction, the proportion of the grape marcs/must increases in order to achieve a greater output in tannins. The wine ages for 18-20 months in new oak barrels and matures in the bottle additionally for 18 months in ideal cellar conditions.

Analytical Data :
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.8g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/l

Tasting Notes: Deep red color. In the nose, exuberant aromas of mature red and black fruits, violet, coffee and chocolate are harmoniously combined with the distinctive character of spices. On the palate, it has a full body with round tannins and well balanced with the acidity, having an aromatic richness and a long aftertaste

Aging: Will respond well to aging for up to 10-15 years after harvest.

Perfect Pairing: Served at 16-18˚C an ideal accompaniment for red meat dishes with intricate sauces, game birds and other game meat and ripe spicy cheese.