PERPETUUS RED

2016
PGI AGORA
DRY RED WINE

Perpetuus means continuous, everlasting, perpetual. In 2004, the NICO LAZARIDI Winery, through its continuous quest of new tasting experiences and after a planning of many years and incessant vinifications in small individual batches, created two new products: a white and a red wine named Perpetuus.

The noble wine Perpetuus red is produced from the varieties Cabernet Franc and Mavroudi, which create a blend of aromas and flavour harmony.

Type of wine: Dry Red Wine.

Appellation: Varietal Wine

Varietals: Cabernet Franc 60%, Mavroudi 40%

Production Area: Northern Greece, in Macedonia, at the local communities of Agora and Pigadia, in the valley and the low hills on the South-East of Drama town.

Vineyards: Linear planting, north-south orientation. Vineyards gently sloping, with sandy-clay soils of average composition.

Harvest: Second half of September.

Vinification Method: Classic red wine vinification with a long post fermentation maceration and no filtering. It ages in new oak barrels for 24 months.

Analytical Data:
Alcohol: 13%
Total Acidity:  6.0g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.27 g/l
pH: 3.35

Tasting Notes: Deep purple color. The nose is flooded with aromas of red forest fruit, violet, with notes of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper. Full mouth, balanced acidity, robust tannins and a long aftertaste that does not stop impressing.

Aging: Will respond well to aging for up to 12-15 years after harvest.

Perfect Pairing: Served at 18-20οC, an excellent match for shank of lamb with saffron, pork frame with grape sauce and game meat.