Merlot Costa Lazaridi, Chateau Julia, Drama 2009

 chateau_julia_merlot_2008 From the famous Merlot variety,yielding the best results within the biological cultivation, comes this overflowing wine with the composite taste of small berries in the mouth.

ColorYoung, rich red colour

AromaComplex aromas of small forest fruit, mint and eucalyptus

TasteVery good concentration, fruity and round with firm well crafted tannins and intense long finish

AccompaniesPiglet on a spit, grilled pancetta

Ageing~ 15 years

VarietyMerlot 100%

SoilAlkalic clay on a slope at 200-300m, with northern exposure

VinificationSelection, Destemming, crushing fermentation, malolactic fermentation, ageing in new (40%) and old French oak barrels (12 months)

StabilizationLight filtration

Awards

  • Gold Medal, Selections Mandiales des Vins 2012, Canada
  • Best Red Wine of the Competition, Vinalies Internationales 2011, France
  • Gold Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2011. France
  • Grand Gold Medal, International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki 2005, Greece
  • Gold Medal, International Wine Competition of Thessaloniki 2006, Greece