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Robert Parker 



GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Mouhtaro

GRAPE ORIGINATION: Muses Valley, on the mountain of Helicon in Central Greece

INSPIRATION: Our father, Athanasios Zacharias. He was the first who believed in this variety

CLIMATE: The climate is characterized by mild, wet winters and dry summers, with long periods of sunshine

WINE CHARACTERISTICS: Deep purple color, with aromas of ripe red fruits and spices, a full body, mild, silky tannins and a pronounced acidity

HARMONY: Ideally suited to beef tartar, game, lamb, pasta in red sauce and yellow hard cheese

VINEYARD: The soil is fertile, with mixed composition ranging from sandy loam to clay loam thus offering the possibility of producing wines of exquisite quality and rich aromas. The microclimate of the region is characterized by cold winters and warm summers, while a small river called Permisos contribute to the existence of a mild continental climate

VINEYARD SLOPE: The vineyards are located at an altitude between 450 and 550m and have a slope between 3 and 7%

VINE-GROWING: We cultivate our vines according to the principles of integrated agriculture, which ensures protection for the environment, the consumer and the people working in the fields. 

Most of the varieties are planted in linear vineyards trained in double cordon royat. We plant all of our vines in densely planted rows, a technique which results in lower yields per vine and, therefore, higher quality grapes

COMMENTS: The very rare red grape of Mouhtaro is grown exclusively in the area of Askri, at the foot of Helicon mountain, in Central Greece.

Muses Estate was the first winery to revive this variety thanks to the efforts of Athanasios Zacharias

AGEING: 12 months in 2 & 3 years used oak barrels 225l

and 6 months in bottle before launch

SUGGESTED DRINKING WINDOW: It is recommended for long maturation, beyond 10 years

Served Best at 16-18° C

Alcohol: 13%

Soil: Sandy loam to clay loam

Vineyard Slope: 3% - 7%

Production / Stump: 1.3 kg/stump

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