About This Wine
One doesn’t normally think of northeastern Greece as a winemaking hub.
But for the past quarter-century, the folks who work at Domaine Constantin Lazaridi have been working diligently to change that. The winery is located in Adriani, part of Greece’s Drama municipality once known for its paper and textile-clothing industries.
The winery’s first vintage was 1992, when it offered three wines — a white blend, a red blend and a rosé. Over the years, it gradually expanded its offerings, including 100% varietal wines as well as more selective blends. The 2009 “Oenodea” Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah is an example of the more focused approach to winemaking that has resulted in a slew of gold medals at prestigious international wine competitions.
The wine is full bodied, rich and flavorful, seamlessly melding the fruit, earth and spice notes of the grapes and oak barrels used for aging. It’s a tasty testament to both the winery and the growing region.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah
- Grape Source:Drama Growing Area of Macedonia, Greece
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Cassis, Tobacco, Pepper and Blackberry
- Aging Vessels:Oak Barrels for 10 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestionred meats, or grilled game.
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