Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, Estate Katsaros, Estate Red, Olympus Mountain 2006

 katsaros Tasting characteristics: Regional dry red wine, combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, from Krania (Mount Olympos). Complex aromas of red forest fruits, cedar wood and chocolate. Rich mouth with thick, velvety taste.

Ageing: The flagship product is the red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Merlot (15%), this is matured in barriques of French oak, is capable of maturing for decades, and is one of the best and most expensive red wines in the country. Annual production of this country wine is only 15.000 bottles.

The “Domaine Katsaros” estate is located in Krania at the foot of Mount Olympus in the Appellation Rapsani (Thessalia region) in Greece. It was founded in 1978 by Dr. Dimitrios Katsaros. He was one of the first to plant international grape varieties in this region, such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon (he pioneered this variety) and Merlot. In addition, indigenous varieties are also planted. Strict organic wine-growing principles are adhered to.

The flagship product is the red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Merlot (15%), this is matured in barriques of French oak, is capable of maturing for decades, and is one of the best and most expensive red wines in the country. Annual production of this country wine is only 15.000 bottles. The Chardonnay carries a slightly different label each year, showing different flowers found in the region.

The Katsaros Estate is a family business with privately owned vines, organically grown in a traditional vineyard in Krania, on Mount Olympos. The 85 stremmata (8.5 hectares) are planted with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, which deliver high quality fruit. The Katsaros Estate currently produces two wines: “Domaine Katsaros Chardonnay” and “Domaine Katsaros Red”. The vineyard’s new label, made exclusively from Merlot grapes, will soon be on the market. The wines are imbued with the spirit and dedication of the wine maker. Both labels have been awarded gold medals at international competitions and are upheld as Greece’s leading hand – crafted Bordeaux blends.

 

AWARDS

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2012
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2007 GOLD MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2011
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2007 GOLD MEDAL

International winecompetition of Thessaloniki 2011
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2006 GOLD MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2011
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2005 GOLD MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2005
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2002 GOLD MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2004
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2000 GOLD MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2003
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1997 GOLD MEDAL

Vinalies internationales Paris France2003
DOMAINEKATSAROS RED 1997 GOLD MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2006
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2003 SILVER MEDAL

Challenge international du vin France 2004
DOMAINE KATSAROS ESTATE RED 2000 SILVER MEDAL

International wine and spirits competition England 2001
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1998 SILVER MEDAL

International wine and spirits competition England 2000
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1997 SILVER MEDAL

Vinalies internationales 1999 Paris France
DOMAINEKATSAROS RED 1995 SILVER MEDAL

Concours mondial de Bruxelles Belgium 1997
DOMAINEKATSAROS RED 1994 SILVER MEDAL

Selections mondiales Montreal Canada 1996
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1993 SILVER MEDAL
Best red greek wine of the competition

Selections mondiales Montreal Canada 1996
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1992 SILVER MEDAL

Challenge international du vin France 1996
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1994 SILVER MEDAL

Challenge international du vin France 1996
DOMAINEKATSAROS RED 1993 SILVER MEDAL

International wine and spirit competition 2010
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2006 BRONZE MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 2001
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1997 BRONZE MEDAL

International wine competition of Thessaloniki 1999
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1994 BRONZE MEDAL

Mundus vini internationale weinakademie Germany 2005
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2003 BRONZE MEDAL

International wine and spirit competition 2008
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 2005 BRONZE MEDAL

Selections mondiales Montreal Canada 1998
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1994 BRONZE MEDAL

Concorso Enologico internationale VINITALY 2001
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1997 Diploma di Gran Menzione

Concorso Enologico internationale VINITALY 2000
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1997 Diploma di Gran Menzione

Concorso Enologico internationale VINITALY 1999
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1995 Diploma di Gran Menzione

Concorso Enologico internationale VINITALY 1998
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1996 Diploma di Gran Menzione

Concorso Enologico internationale VINITALY 1997
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1995 Diploma di Gran Menzione

Concorso Enologico internationale VINITALY 1997
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1994 Diploma di Gran Menzione

Selections mondiales Montreal Canada 2000
DOMAINE KATSAROS RED 1995 Mention Decouverte