Gentilini Winery

Iri's Vineyard Dry Red Wine – PGI Slopes of Aenos Keflalonia 750ml

$42

Iri's Vineyard Dry Red Wine – PGI Slopes of Aenos

Situated on a hilltop overlooking the azure Ionian Sea, the young vines of Iri’s Vineyard signal the continuation of Gentilini into the next generation. The grapes are hand-picked and gently crushed in a traditional basket press. The wine is fruity, dry and unoaked, with aromas of sour cherry and wild mint, expressing the pure varietal qualities of the Mavrodaphne of Kefalonia variety.
Variety 100% Mavrodaphne of Kefalonia
The high quality, low yielding Tsigello clone of Mavrodaphne on Kefalonia is a rare cousin of the better known Renio clone of Mavrodaphne of Patras (which is vinified as a sweet wine), giving dry, complex, elegant wines.

Grape Origin The single parcel of Iri’s Vineyard is located within our estate near the village of Minies on the island of Kefalonia. It sits at 60m on the crest of a hill and has a rocky, limestone terroir with yields of 3,000 kg/ha.
Vinification Fermented in open vats. Pressed using a traditional manual basket press and allowed to sit on its lees for 5 months to develop complexity. Not fined or filtered to avoid any stripping of flavours.

Limited to 4,000 bottles- natural cork


Tasting Notes Ruby red tinged with violet with aromas of sour cherry spiced with hints of liquorice and wild mint. In the mouth it is rich and fruity with soft, round tannins.

Perfect match with juicy red barbecued meats, roasted lamb, spicy sausages, red baked peppers in olive oil, stew rabbit.  Enjoy with light spicy full body cheeses on with a grazing board filled with, charcuterie, Greek olivesfig pie and bite-sized artisan delicacies

About the Winery

From its very first vintage in 1984 the name Gentilini has been synonymous with fine wine in Greece and its aim continues to be to produce top quality, exciting wines while promoting the unique flavours and aromas of the local Kefalonian varieties.

Today, Gentilini sustainably farms 10 hectares of vineyards, and makes a core range of ten wines. Experimental wines are produced each year to keep us moving forward, and quantities have purposefully been kept low to ensure that quality is not compromised.

Gentilini is now owned and managed by second generation husband and wife team Petros Markantonatos and Marianna Kosmetatou, who are supported by a small, but highly effective, talented and professional team in the winery, the vineyards and the Cellar Door. During harvest season the winery is alive with the positive hum of a team of people that works hard but takes great satisfaction in what they do.

Kefalonia, the island of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is the largest and most complex of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. Kefalonia is lush and green, blessed with plentiful rainfall in the winter followed by a long, dry and sun-drenched ripening season. This rhythm and cycle of nature allows for healthy, fully ripe grapes with concentration, balanced acidity and pure varietal expression.

Each bottle encapsulates its own distinctive personality, accentuating the charm of the unique Kefalonian grape varieties we proudly cultivate. Discover the essence of our vineyard as we invite you to savor the authentic taste of Kefalonia in every sip

 

750ml

13% Alcohol Content


 This item cannot be shipped to New Zealand. 

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