Another indigenous varietal from Santorini that almost went extinct. “Mavro” translates to black and “tragano” translates to crispy. This describes the dark Berries from this varietal that have crispy, delicate skins. A wine with intense deep red color and ‘crisp’ acidity. Concentrated aromas of red fruits with hints of leather and tobacco, this red has very delicate and velvety tannins. Considered a prestigious red wine that not all the Santorini producers have the opportunity to make.
This rare variety covers only 2% of the vineyard of Santorini and has been revived recently. The first fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 22C and is followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine matures in French oak barrels for a period of 12 months prior to bottling. Gavalas’ Mavrotragano is a wine characterized by its vivid personality, velvety taste and a rich nutty bouquet. It is an ideal accompaniment to game, meat with red sauces, spicy casseroles and cheese. Its production is strictly limited.