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Mavrodaphne of Patras “601” Achaia Clauss Red Sweet 75cl

£19.95

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This is an age restricted product for persons aged 18 and over.
Description

Dark amber colour with brown hues and an aromatic intensity of a sweet fruit bouquet with distinct presence of figs. The main feature of this unique wine is the complexity of its aromas and flavours. Its discreet acidity helps unleash a rich aroma of caramelised fruits, like dried figs. Its long-lasting aromatic aftertaste confirms how unique this wine is. Mavrodaphne wine is ideal as an aperitif, with nuts, dried fruit, but also as a dessert wine, excellently accompanying fruit, yellow cheese, ice creams, creams, pastries and even chocolate. Highly flexible, it can even be enjoyed with crushed ice, ranking it among the most refreshing summer drinks.
Serve at 12-14°C.

ACHAIA CLAUSS, located on the namesake hill, was founded in 1861 by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss who came to Patras in 1854 to work at a German raisin export company. On one of his trips, he got to know the region and was impressed by its stunning scenery. He initially bought a vineyard of just 15 acres and eventually built the Winecastle, still preserved until today.

The sweet red wine that Gustav Clauss first produced in 1873 was given the name “Mavrodaphne” in honour of Daphne, his Greek beloved with the beautiful black eyes (Mavro means black in Greek), who died at a young age. Gustav Clauss is considered to be the inventor and establisher of the concept of Wine Tourism in Greece, following the visit of Austro-Hungarian Empress Sissi in 1885, in whose honour he even named a cellar (Imperial Cellar).