The historic Chateau Porto Carras is the great red wine, with the small price, that laid the foundations for the rebirth of Greek wine. The classic French vinification, combined with the subversive combination of French and local varieties, give a red wine of top class.
The huge potential of the Melitonas Slopes was recognized very early and thus acquired in 1982, its own PDO. In fact, it is the only PDO in which French varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot are allowed.
The blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Limnio, and Merlot. The wine after fermentation matures in French oak barrels for 24 months. The wine is bottled with gentle filtration and matures for another year in the bottle before it reaches your glass.
Chateau Porto Carras has medium ruby color and impressive aromas of cherry, plum, raspberry, sour cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, cedar, tobacco, black tea, and coffee.
In the mouth, it has a medium body, medium tannins, and balanced acidity. Ripe black and red fruits, framed by sweet spices, tobacco, cocoa, coffee, and hints of dried prunes and figs.