€26.00 – €1,612.00
The Megas Oenos is the emblematic wine of Domaine Skouras. This wine marks the beginning of the winemaking course of George Skouras. It was the first wine he produced, when he established the winery in 1986! A very important wine not only for the winery but also for the history of Greek wine as it is one of the first, if not the first, blend of a Greek and an international variety. From then until today, the blend consists of 80% Agiorghitiko and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Its vineyards are located on the slopes of Gymno in Nemea and in the mountainous Corinth at an altitude of 700m.
The first plantings took place in 1939. The soil is rocky, with clay, sand and limestone.
Harvesting is done manually by aiming at the right sorting in the vineyard and ensuring an excellent quality of fruit. Our goal: every bottle that is bottled must have an excellent result. If this is not the case, the wine will not be bottled. A typical and unique example is the year 2009 when the wine was never released.
Megas Oenos matures in new French barrels for 18 months, of which for 4 months sur lie. After bottling, it remains for at least 6 months in the winery’s cellar. It is a wine with significant aging potential, which can surpass 20 years.
Originally the wine has intense deep garnet color with violet highlights. The nose has depth, concentration, complexity, but also finesse. Aromas of red and black fruits. Such as raspberry and cherry, blueberry and blackberry along with spices, tobacco and leather notes. On the palate it is silky but robust with gentle tannins and balanced acidity, the aromas of red and black fruits, cloves, black pepper and a touch of herbs stand out. Long aftertaste with great complexity.