White-yellowish wine with green-grey hues. Stands out for its freshness, its light aromas that bring rose petals and citrus fruits to the nose, and its light body. Its fruity flavour is successfully combined with crisp acidity, creating a pleasant wine, with a balanced aftertaste. It pairs perfectly with seafood or grilled fish with garden greens, and also ideally accompanies various shellfish, poultry, lightly salted cheese and fruit dishes. Serve at 10-12°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).