DRY RED WINE
Perpetuus means continuous, everlasting, perpetual.
NICO LAZARIDI, through a continuous search for new taste experiences and qualitative excellence and after many years of planning and continuous micro-vinifications, created in 2004 a family of wines that are released in a limited number of bottles, which win the battle with time as they have great aging potential.
The noble origin of NICO LAZARIDI’s premium red wine Perpetuus Red is highlighted by its particular varietal composition, the application of red vinification with long post-fermentation extraction and the absence of filtration. A wine with a special character, distinguished by the use of the Mavroudi variety, known since ancient times as it has its roots in the homeland of Dionysus, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The combination with the Cabernet Franc variety gives exceptional complexity to the wine.
Type of wine: Dry Red Wine.
Appellation: Varietal Wine
Varietals: Mavroudi 60%, Cabernet Franc 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 extraction. It ages in new oak barrels of dense porosity for 24 months. Bottled after physical stabilization and without filtering, any amount of sediment is normal.
Total Acidity: 5.56 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.4 g/l
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby color. Intense and complex nose. Aromas of mature black fruit, smoke, chocolate, spices, and dried plum. Gentle mouth, full bodied with high level of soft tannins, crispy acidity and a long aftertaste.
Aging: Will respond well to aging for up to 12-15 years after harvest.
Perfect Pairing: Served at 16-18°C, an excellent match for shank of lamb with saffron, pork frame with grape sauce and game meat.