Wine & Spirits Magazine 90 - Cavino is headquartered in Aigio, just east of the port of Patras. Of all the winery’s wines we tasted, this one, from their home appellation, was the most impressive, a mavrodaphne that stands out for its savor and detail. Here sweetness is the motor rather than the starring element, a current that sweeps along vinous flavors of pomegranate, walnuts, plums and light spice. Concentrated rather than thick, with citrus highlights, this wine would be as delicious with highly spiced meat kofta as with a walnut cake.
Awards International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2011: Silver (Best In Class) Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2010: Silver International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2009: Silver (Best In Class) International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2008: Silver (Best In Class)
A sweet dessert wine produced from the Mavrodaphne grape near the city of Patra on the Peloponnese peninsula is the highest rated Greek dessert wine. Its production method is similar to that of port wines. The wine is then aged for twelve months in oak barrels. Mavrodaphne is commonly used as sacramental wine.
Full bodied ruby red color desert wine. Aromatic notes of dried fruit (plum, fig, raisin). Warm, sweet with notes of tannins that enhance its structure. Layered, spicy and long finish. Complex and mature. Ideal with salty dishes (spicy cheese dip), syrup desserts and fruits.