Costa Lazaridi

Amethystos Cava red wine 750ml Costas Lazaridis

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From its first appearance in 1991 it received experts’ flattering reviews and until today it is still considered to be one of the top wines in Greece.

Varietal composition:
Cabernet Franc 100%
Alcohol / ABV: 15%
Vintage: 2018

Tasting Notes:

  • Solid, almost black, dark red.
  • Multilayered aromatic bouquet, with big development potential. Violet, blackcurrant, a hint of plum jam, mint, cedar and tasted bread alternate in the foreground.
  • The sense of richness and power dominates without sacrificing balance. Tannins, firm but well crafted, dressed with plenty of fruit, promising longevity and great enjoyment in the future.

Food Pairing:
While young it prefers more intense meaty flavours like four legged game, sirloin steak or beef in red sauce. When it matures it pairs better with more elegant dishes like fillet steak or roast lamb rack.

Ageing:
It will continue to evolve for at least 15-20 years after the harvest year.

Other information:
From old vines, planted in rocky clay soil. Ages for 18 months in new French oak barrels and, at least, as much in the bottle before release.

Awards and distinctions:
Gold Medal, Berliner Wine Trophy 2020, Germany [Vintage 2018]
Silver Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2020, France [Vintage 2017]
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2020, Germany [Vintage 2017]
Gold Medal, Vinallies Internationales 2019, France
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2019, Germany
Gold Medal, Challenge International du Vin 2016, France
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2013, Germany
Gold Medal, Vinallies Internationales 2011, France
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2009, Germany
Gold Medal, Citadelles du Vin 2008, France
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2008, Germany
Gold Medal, Selections Mondiales des Vins 2008, Canada
Gold Medal, Vinallies Internationales 2006, France

Geographical indication: Drama, Greece

Additional information

Weight 1.57 kg

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