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Domain Mega Spileo Cabernet Sauvignon
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Domain Mega Spileo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Achaïa, Peloponnese, GreeceFrom Peloponnese's Achaia region, and the village of Kalavrita, this is from a single sandy / clay soiled vineyard at 780-880m soils used by the Holy Monastery of Mega Spileo (Grand Cave) for more than 500 years for wine production. This underwent a long fermentation before MLF and a 16 month stint on lees in new oak barrels. After bottling the wine spends a minimum of two more years in the cellar to settle and merge. And mellow it has, the likely fierce tannins now framing / sticking the sides of this red fruited, cedar and tobacco filled big red. Time has afforded it a lovely walnut character, seasoning the smoked meats, peppercorns and worked leather. This is meant for drinking now; they've done the aging work for you. I recommend roast lamb or beef to match the warming alcohol and size.Tasted: 29 December 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 28.00 Producer: Cavino Winery & DistilleryVarietal: Cabernet SauvignonUPC: 5201015020020