Argyros Mavrotragano  2011 750ml
SKU 757196

Argyros Mavrotragano 2011

Argyros - Cyclades - Greece - Santorini

Professional Wine Reviews for Argyros Mavrotragano 2011

Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2011 Mavrotragano was aged in second-use 500-liter French oak for 12 months. It comes in at 14% alcohol. This is a remarkably graceful 2011, a wine with an Old World, Burgundian feel. Just a bit oak-tinged at the moment – that will be pulled in easily – this has an elegant mid-palate, fine focus and delicious fruit. Beautifully balanced, it is sturdy and concentrated, but also sunny and capable of finesse. The fruit has a fine, lifted feel, which delivers a juicy and intensely flavorful finish to the palate. This year the winery backed off the oak. As much as I liked the 2009, this has a fresher feel. It should develop far more complexity...
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Winery: Argyros

Vintage: 2011

The year 2011 was an interesting year for many northern and central European countries, as the weather was more than unpredictable in the spring and summer. However, in most countries, the climatic conditions thankfully settled down in the late summer and fall. The result of this slightly difficult year of weather in France was a set of surprisingly small yields, but overall, these yields were of a higher quality than those harvested in certain previous years. A fantastic set of wines was also made in Italy and Spain, and the Rioja wines - when released - are set to be very good indeed. Austria also had superb year in 2011, with almost fifty percent more grapes being grown and used for their distinctive Gruner Veltliner wines than in the year before. Possibly the European country which had the finest 2011, though, was Portugal, with wineries in the Douro region claiming this year to be one of the best in decades for the production of Port wine, and the bright, young Vinho Verdes wines. In the New World, the Pacific Northwest saw some of the best weather of 2011, and Washington State and Oregon reportedly had a highly successful year, especially for the cultivation of high quality red wine grapes. Chile and Argentina had a relatively cool year, which certainly helped retain the character of many of their key grape varietals, and should make for some exciting drinking. South Africa had especially good weather for their white wine grape varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and many South African wineries are reporting 2011 as one of their best years in recent memory.

Country: Greece

Thanks to thousands of years of viticulture, and a dedication to quality and experimentation, Greek wines remain in a league of their own and continue to surprise and delight wine lovers around the world. From the refined and delicious Agiorghitiko wines, with their deep ruby red color and intense fruit flavors, to the unusual and highly aromatic fortified wines made with the black Mavrodaphne grapes, Greek wine is renowned for its variety and consistent excellence. It seems the blazing Mediterranean sunshine allows wineries to make the most of the late harvests and all the intensity of flavor this brings, resulting in wines which are bursting with fruit-forward character and unusual aromas.