It is produced from the native Greek varieties Limnio, Mavroudi and Mavrotragano. Limnio - mentioned by Aristophanes as "limnia ἠbelos" in the 5th century BC. - is the oldest Greek variety and dominates wine.
After extraction and completion of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in special Burgundy oak tanks, the wine is aged in French oak barrels. It has a bright deep purple color, a complex bouquet of spices with ripe black fruits (blackberry), raisin, coffee and cocoa.
In the mouth gentle tannins are supported by plenty of fruit, creating strength and balance. Its aftertaste is lasting with repetition of spices. It has great aging potential and is served at 16–18 °C.
Red meats in a pot with spicy sauces, hairy game.