One of the most famous varieties and traveled the world, merlot, could not find its way into Greek territory, and even to gain a prominent position, not only giving many single variety dry red wine, but by participating in many blends Greek wines. There, take merlot to soften the rugged character varieties like cabernet sauvignon .
Planted in almost every corner of the mainland and part of the Greek islands, the merlot does not hide his preference for heavy clay soils and moisture they hold. As we descend the south the country becomes more robust merlot character, like when most winemakers choose «vin de garde» winemaking methods, using more lengthy extractions and matured in new barrels, fine-grained wood. In no case, however, the variety loses its modern, cosmopolitan profile.
In Greece expressed merlot with aromas of ripe black fruit with sweet balsamic notes and soft, easy to be drink taste.
The fleshy, sweet presence of guaranteed fun and joy, the charm wine lovers, but any one who will try Greek wine. Exuberant, direct and extroverted, the Greek ideal merlot is the new face of the wine of Greece, winning the first sip of a location in the heart of each new wine lovers. But while expressing and uniqueness of Greek vineyards, offers a new perspective on the variety, with interest for the discerning connoisseurs of the world’s vineyards.
At Domaine ZACHARIOUDAKIS we have combined his first harvest with Kotsifali and Cabernet Sauvignon and created a beautiful Cretan wine the KODIX Red, winning gold medal at the International Competition of wines from organically grown grapes.