Monemvasia Wines


ABOUT US

Monemvasia Winery was founded in 20 September 1997 in Velies, a part of the municipality of Monemvasia in the district of Laconia.

Monemvasia was famous from ancient times not only for its privileged location and its well known fortress-castle “Castro” but also for its reputed Malvasia wine produced in the wider area of Monemvasia from which it acquired its name, (Malvasia as the Francs used to call Monemvasia).

From the 12th century and for five hundred years, Malvasia wine dominated the Eastern and Western markets; never before was a wine so famous for so long.

Monemvasia Winery persistently and consistently has undertaken a study of the features of the local grape varieties for twelve years, an adventurous marathon with many battles on the way. It has been involved in the creation of experimental vineyards and experimental vinification with the Wine Institute. It has conducted international scientific symposiums on the wine of Monemvasia - Malvasia. Finally, on 23 July 2010 the issue of 1125 of the official Government Gazette

was published where the wines Monemvasia - Malvasia were recognized as protected designation of origin for sweet white wine from sundried grapes and wine liqueur from sundried grapes as well.

From this research and experimental vineyards, Monemvasia Winery, having the raw material (grapes), produced experimentally sundried sweet wine Monemvasia - Malvasia with exceptional results.

On the 2013 Monemvasia Winery has bottled the Monemvasia - Malvasia (2010) for the first time!

Building on this unique tradition, Monemvasia Winery, with knowledge and respect for the history of its region, produces quality bottled wines traded under the names of: AKRA MOREA, KASTROPOLITIA, MALEATIS, LALOUDI, FILERI, MONEMVASIOS, “300” AKRA MINOA, ASYRTIKO, KYDONITSA, ASPROUDI, ANTHOSMIAS, MURA ROSSA, N/A (NOTIOANATOLIKA), Monemvasia - Malvasia.

To date, the products of Monemvasia Winery have been awarded with more than 200 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in international wine competitions and the winery received the first prize as the best new company in the Peloponnese.

... Monemvasia, precious not only due to the fortification of its site

but also because of the superb wine produced in its vicinity,

known to all of Europe under the name of Wine of Malvasia....

(K. Paparrigopoulos, History of the Hellenic Nation, ed1926, page 246).

Malvasia wine was know high and wide throughout Europe; referred to as Malvoisie in France, Malvasia in Italy and beyond and Malmsey in England.

Shakespeare mentions the wine in King Richard III, where the Duke of Clarence, brother of King Edward the IV, is brutally murdered.

In Act I scene IV he is murdered in the Tower when his slayer says: I’ll drown you in the Malmsey-butt within .

MONEMVASIA - MALVASIA

2010 & 2012

Sweet White Wine derived from sun-dried grapes.

Protected Designation of Origin.

Grape varieties:

Monemvasia - Kydonitsa - Asyrtiko - Asproudi.

A charming wine from sun dried grapes

with orange and golden hues, which over time

result in auburn brick red and amber hues.

Intense aroma, complex flavour & hints of

exotic spices. Rich round and velvety body,

sweet taste of honey, raisins and dried fruits

which masterfully balance the acidity of this

exceptional wine of the four varieties.

The aftertaste is very enjoyable

and long lasting.... as its exciting story!

Serving temperature: 7° - 9° C.

Best Food Matching: Sweets with cocoa and

chocolate, spicy distinctive cheeses, dried

fruits, sweets with syrup, creme caramel, nuts

and sweets with lemon & honey .

The famous medieval wine lost through time

was triumphantly reborn in its birthplace,

Monemvasia, and it has been already crowned

with a total of 15 Gold Medals, among them a

Regional Trophy Gold Medal in Decanter

Wine Awards 2014, a Double Gold Medal in

New York FLIWC 2014, a Grant Trophy Medal

as the best Balkan’s Wine of the year 2014!

(BIWC), a Gold Medal in Berliner Wein Trophy

2014, a Gold Medal in Bordeaux “les Citadelles

du Vin” 2015, a Regional Trophy Gold in

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015, Grand Gold

in Thessaloniki 2016, a Gold in Vinalies 2016 in

Paris, a Gold in Germany in 2016 in Selections

das Genussmagazin Wine Competition and

92 points in 2016 by Robert Parker. For the

year 2017, Gold in Berliner Wein Trophy,

Silver in Brussels, Grand Trophy in Sofia BIWC,

Silver in Mundus Vini, Gold

in Thessaloniki IWC, Gold in Decanter,

Gold in ASIA BERLINER WEIN

TROPHY, 90/100 in 100% BLIND TASTED

and Gold in Vinalies Paris

KYDONITSA

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Laconia.

Grape varietiy: Κydonitsa. wich is a rare,

old local variety, one of the components

of the legendary wine of Malvasia. Its main

characteristics are the unique aromatic potential of

fruits and the excellent acidity. The wine is endowed

with a dry, pleasant and refreshing character, as well

as a discreet delicate fruity aromatic bouquet.

Vibrant yellow-green, nose and taste of tropical

fruits and quince, pleasant palate, excellent balance,

crisp, fairly long finish. Best food matching: seafood,

white sauced dishes, white meat and cheeses.

Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

ASPROUDI

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Asproudi is a very old aromatic variety, a

component of the legendary wine of Malvasia.

The grapes come from our vineyards located in

the slopes of Velies. It imparts to the wine a

white-yellow colour, floral aroma, as well as

discreet and balanced taste. Pear, apricot, citrus

nose, excellent balance, crisp, fairly long finish.

Best food matching: seafood, white sauced dishe,

white meat, salads. Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

ASYRTIKO

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Laconia.

Asyrtiko is one of the finest varieties wich is vinified

to reveal a wine of severe presence, refreshing of

intense fruity aromatic character, as well as a rich,

fruity and balanced taste with pleasant acidity.

Vibrant yellow-green colour, aromas of fresh fruits,

pleasant tones of citrus, freshness fairly long finish.

Best food matching: seafood, grilled fish, smoked

meat and cheeses. Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

AKRA MINOA

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Varieties: Monemvasia - Asproudi - Malagouzia.

Description: It has a remarkable aroma because of the

distinguished fragrance of Malagouzia and the fruity

flavours of Monemvasia and Asproudi. The combination

of the climate, the soil and the wine-making technique

produces a well-balanced wine of golden-yellow colour,

fruity aromas and rich body. Aromatic notes of floral -

pear - apricot & citrus, excellent balance, crisp,

fairly long finish. Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

Best food matching: seafood, cheeses,

white sauced dishes, white meat.

KASTROPOLITIA

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Grape varieties: Monemvasia - Roditis.

Wine description: Monemvasia is an aromatic variety

with medium acidity. For this reason we blend it with

Roditis which liberates lemon and citrus flavors and it

is characterised by good structure. The mix of those

two has as result the attribution of the best

characteristics of each. Light gold color, flower,

apple, pear nose, crisp, long finish.

Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

Best food matching: seafood, white sauced dishes,

cheeses, salads, pasta.

MALEATIS

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Laconia.

Grape varieties: Asyrtiko - Kydonitsa - Monemvasia.

These old local varieties were primarily chosen for

the composition of the legendary wine Malvasia,

firstly produced in our territory and now they are

vinified to reveal a wine of white-yellow colour,

floral and fruity aromas, as well as a rich balanced

taste in the palate. Pear, apricot, flowers, citrus nose,

excellent balance, crispy, fairly long finish.

Best food matching: seafood, white sauced dishes.

Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

N/A (ΝΟΤΙΟΑΝΑΤΟLΙΚΑ)

Dry White Wine

Protected Geographical Indication Laconia

In South East of Peloponnese, in Monemvasia, was created

this white wine from the exceptional old local homonymus

variety Monemvasia wich was primarily chosen for the

composition of the legendary wine of Malvasia, firstly

produced in our territory. Now it is vinified to reveal a wine

of white-yellow colour with floral and fruity aromas with a

rich balanced taste in the palate. Fermented in stainless

steel at low temperature scented with the microclimate and

its history and concentrates the special characteristics of its

place of origin. White - yellow colour, pear, apricot, flowers,

citrus nose, excellent balance, crispy, fairly long finish.

Best food matching: dishes with white sauces, sea food,

cheeses, salads and traditional greek dishes in lemon sauce.

Serving temperature: 9°-11° C.

LALOUDI

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Grape variety: Moschofilero.

wich is a variety distinguished for its high acidity,

aroma of roses and good structure.

Laloudi means flower in Greek.

We picked Moschofilero in order to create a unique,

full-bodied, refreshing and pleasant wine.

Vibrant yellow-green colour, rose, pear, citrus nose,

crispy, fairly long finish. Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

Best food matching: seafood, white sauced dishes.

and cheeses.

“300”

Dry White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Laconia.

Grape varieties: Kidonitsa - Asyrtiko.

The combination of the varieties Kidonitsa and

Asyrtiko gives the wine a sense of fruity aroma,

severe presence and pleasant acidity.

Tasting notes: vibrant yellow-green, nose and

taste of tropical fruits and quince, pleasant palate,

excellent balance, crisp, fairly long finish.

Best food matching: seafood, white sauced dishes,

white meat, spicy cheeses.

Serving temperature: 9° -11° C.

KASTROPOLITIA 2013

Dry Red Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Grape varieties: Agiorgitiko - Mavroudi.

Wine description: The wine is rich in body

with good acidity and great aromas.

Tasting notes: light ruby color, cherry,

coffee, nutty nose, soft tannins,

medium body, elegant finish.

Serving temperature: 16° -18° C.

Best food matching: grilled meat,

red sauced dishes, cheeses.

MALEATIS 2014

Protected Geographical Indication Laconia.

Grape varieties: Agiorgitiko - Mavroudi.

Wine description: The wine derived from the

particular area is rich in body, with good acidity and

great aromas. Its storage for 12 months in new oak

barrels gives the wine the aroma of vanilla and a

discreet fragrance of wood. Dark ruby colour,

excellent and complex structure. The blackberry

savor leaves in the palate a spicy and durable taste

totally unique. Serving temperature: 16° -18° C.

Best food matching: white or red sauced dishes,

cheeses and traditional greek dishes.

AGIORGIΤΙΚΟ 2008

Regional Dry Red Wine of Peloponnese.

Agiorgitiko is an excellent variety whose basic

characteristics are the high alcohol content, the deep ruby

color, the good ripe tannins and the fruity, smoke nose.

The wine is aged for twelve months in new

oak barrels that gives the wine the butter caramel and

a discreet wood fragrance. Medium-deep ruby color,

flowers, red fruits, butter caramel, smoky-oak flavors,

soft tannins, excellent balance, luxurious finish.

Best food matching: grilled meat, red sauced dishes

and cheeses. Serving temperature: 16° -18° C.

LALOUDI 2008

Regional Dry Red Wine of Peloponnese.

Laloudi red comes from Agiorgitiko whose basic

characteristics are the high alcohol content, the

deep ruby color, the good ripe tannins and the

fruity, smoke nose. Its storage for 12 months in

new oak barrels gives the wine a butter caramel

taste and a discreet wood fragrance.

Tasting notes: Deep ruby color, flowers,

red fruits, butter caramel, smoky-oak flavors,

soft tannins, excellent balance, luxurious finish.

Best food matching: meat, red sauced

dishes, cheeses. Serve at: 9 - 11°C.

MONEMVASIOS 2008

Regional Dry Red Wine of Monemvasia.

Grape varieties: Agiorgitiko - Mavroudi.

Agiorgitiko features a high alcohol content,

good acidity, rich colour, good ripe tannins. It reveals

some red fruits such as cherry and gooseberry.

Mavroudi enhances impressively the fruity aroma

of Agiorgitiko by giving an intense sense of freshness.

Its storage in oak barrels for 12 months gives the wine

the aroma of vanilla and a discreet wood fragrance.

Deep ruby color, velvety texture, cherry, gooseberry,

mocha, coffee, vanilla and nutty-oak flavors, round,

balanced character, good ripe tannins, long finish.

Serving temperature: 16° -18° C. Best food matching:

red grilled meat, red sauced dishes, cheeses.

MURA ROSSA 2010

Dry Red Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Grape variety: Limiona. Selected grapes destemed,

crushed and inoculated by selected strains of dry active

yeast. Color extraction at 28° C. After the malolactic

fermentation the wine is aged for 24 months in new oak

barrels. The wine derived from the particular area is rich

in body with good acidity and great aromas

of blackberry, mocca and cherry. Dark ruby

colour, excellent and complex structure.

Best food matching: grilled meat, white or red

sauced dishes, game, cheeses and traditional

greek dishes. Serving temperature: 16° -18° C.

300” 2007

Regional Dry Red Wine of Laconia.

Grape varieties: Agiorgitiko - Mavroudi.

The wine is rich in body, with good acidity

and great aromas. The storage in new oak

barrels for 24 months gives the wine the

aroma of vanilla and a discreet fragrance of wood.

The “300” wine is richly structured and loaded with

complex flavour reminiscent of dark-red fruits such as

blackberries and black cherries. It leaves in the palate

a rich, round, opulent feel. The dark fruit character

intermingled with the subtle oak notes in the long finish.

Best food matching: the “300” wine will complement

a wide variety of foods from game dishes to

hearty stews, lamb with vegetables and red meats.

Serving temperature: 16° -18° C.

FILERI

Dry Rosé Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Grape varieties: Fileri - Agiorgitiko.

Fileri is an aromatic variety which is clone of the variety

Moschofilero. By blending Fileri with Agiorgitiko we

produce a classy wine. The scent of flowers derived

from Fileri and the fruity nose of Agiorgitiko as well as

its light freshness and balanced acidity constitute the

wine’s character. Joyful rosy color, refreshing taste,

fine and pleasant aroma, good firm structure,

long luxurious finish. Serving temperature: 11° -13° C.

Best food matching: soft cheeses, light pastas,

white or red sauced dishes.

ANTHOSMIAS RΟSΕ

Medium Sweet Rosé Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Peloponnese.

Agiorgitiko, Malagouzia and Moshofilero

compose the medium sweet wine ANTHOSMIAS,

which means the one who smells the flowers.

Agiorgitiko allows the wine to acquire its final

rosy colour. The slightly sweet taste enhances the

aromatic potential of this wine. Light rose color, crisp

and refreshing, intensely flower, fruit, honey flavors,

good firm structure, long luxurious finish.

Serving temperature: 10° -11° C.

Best food matching: appetizers, salads,

light pastas and fruit salads.

ANTHOSMIAS WHITE

Medium Sweet White Wine.

Protected Geographical Indication Laconia.

Grape variety: Kydonitsa.

The medium sweet white wine ANTHOSMIAS

derived from Kydonitsa which is a local variety

with great aroma. The slightly sweet taste

enhances the aromatic potential of this wine.

Tasting notes: light yellow color, crisp and refreshing,

intensely flower, fruit, honey and quince flavors,

good firm structure and long luxurious finish.

Serving temperature: 10° -11° C.

Best food matching: appetizers, salads,

light pastas and fruit salads.


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