For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here Neville Blech profiles Mitravelas Estate from Greece.
>> Mitravelas Estate (Peloponnese)
Mitravelas Estate is the oldest modern winery in Nemea. It is located in the centre of the city of Nemea and was founded in 1913 by the Mitravelas brothers. They initially started with the production of small quantities of bulk wine, but in 1945 Andrew Mitravelas took the lead and gradually increased the annual production. In 2003, his grandson Konstantinos decided to bottle their own wines and created two labels: “Mitravelas Estate” and “Red on Black.” Both 100% estate, Red on Black concentrates on the swashbuckling fruit characteristics of the Agiorgitiko grape without the added complexity of maturation in oak.
On the other hand, the Estate wines are an expression of Agiorgitikos’ more serious side, aged in used barrels for at least 12 months. The Estate Ktima is a kind of in between Agiorgitiko, spending 6 months in oak, well made and smooth and there is also a quaffable Estate Rosé with good fruit and persistence. The Estate Old Vineyards is their star wine, though, full and deep, but will require several years cellaring to be appreciated at its best. White on Grey is the sister wine to the Red on Black, made from the spicy Moscofilero grape, pleasant enough but doesn’t quite hit the heights of the reds. (NB)
Mitravelas Estate Old Vineyards ★★★★ £D
Mitravelas Estate Ktima ★★★ £C
Red on Black ★★✩ £B
White on Grey ★✩ £B
Mitravelas Estate Rosé ★★ £B
Ownership and Contact
23 Christophoulou Street, Nemea, Korinthia 20500
Tel: +30 2746022293 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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