Mavro Kalavrytino is a rare mountainous red grape variety whose name comes from the heroic village Kalavrita at Helmos, where the Greek revolt against the Ottoman empire began, in the 1800s. It is grown in high altitude, even above 1.000m and is used solo or in red blends. On its own it produces medium-bodied wines with deep garnet color, aromas of ripe red cherries, herbs and sweet spice with notes of earth, leather and dried flowers.
The wine is smooth with mild tannins; it is round and refreshing due to its high acidity and can age in the cellar. Unusual as it is, it matches well with offal, bird hearts and livers, lamb sweetbread, even grilled salmon.