Estate Red Peloponessos, Dom. Mercouri
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Estate Red Peloponessos, Dom. Mercouri - 2017

Item # 17657 750mL
$24.99/ Single Bottle
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$299.88 $269.89/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Mercouri Estate has been operating since the late 1800s and imported the first Refosco vines from Italy's Friuli region during that time. Since then, Refosco has flourished in Greece. This wine is deep and complex, with black fruit, layers of spice, and herbal notes. It could easily age for another five to ten years, but it is simply stunning right now.


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Staff Pick Notes

I love this wine! Don't let its French style label fool you; it's GREEK! Made from 85% Refosco (a grape indigenous to Friuli that was brought to Domaine Mercouri in 1870) and Mavrodaphne (a native Greek variety known for its port-like dessert wines). It's dry and full-bodied with deep, dark berry fruit which is spicy with herbal notes. With moderate tannins, a silky texture, and a long finish, this is a great wine to enjoy alone or with food.

- DP

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Refosco

Refosco is actually the name of a group of red grape varieties - but as they produce wines that are nearly indistinguishable, the word "Refosco" is often used as if it were a single grape. Refoscos are medium- to full-bodied wines that are most often fruity, accessible and dry; on rare occasions, however, they can be still, off-dry, non-dessert reds.


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