Mavroudi is Greece’s humble variety, widespread, fragmented and underexploited; it is not to be confused with the Bulgarian Mavrud. Its name means “little black”, due to the dark colour of the grapes’ skin and produces dark red wines with powerful personality.
Mavroudi wines possess heavy aroma, intense body with forest fruit and herbal notes, high acidity and robust tannins, with long lasting aftertaste which form an exciting and impressive result. A few years of ageing in the bottle are deemed a necessity to bring out the best in the wine.
The foods it pairs well with include veal, smoked ham, and grilled cheese.