Château Porto Carras 2008, the latest vintage of the flagship wine of Domaine Porto Carras in Chalkidiki, won the coveted Outstanding Gold 93+ award at the 49th International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in Great Britain. IWSC is one of the most respected international wine competitions, with thousands of entries from all around the world, including Greece.
Château Porto Carras, a PDO Slopes of Meliton wine, is a landmark in the modern history of Greek Wine. The first bottle was vinified in 1971 and bears the stamp of the legendary “father of modern oenology“, Emile Peynaud. It is the first Greek PDO Wine from a blend that includes non-native varieties.
Château Porto Carras is a blend of the ancient Greek grape variety Limnio with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The grapes are hand-picked carefully at “Melissi”, the Estate’s most historic vineyard. The wine matures for 24 months in French oak barrels and subsequently in the bottle for a further two years at least. It is only available in exceptional years and can be aged for more than 25 years.
The IWSC judges that tasted Château Porto Carras 2008 wrote about it: “Ruby Red with some maturity showing at the rim. The nose is expressive with cedar, spice and cigar box notes and black fruits, all well-defined. The palate shows the same characters with dense rounded tannins and lively acidity. The fruit is supple, silky and quite luxurious. The freshness of the wine for a 2008 is impressive in this complex, serious wine”.
All of us at ilovegreekwine.com would like to send our warmest congratulations to the Domaine Porto Carras team for yet another significant international achievement!