When Gustav Clauss was producing the first ever sweet fortified Mavrodaphne near Patras in the NW Peloponnese, a century ago, it would be hard to imagine that it would become one of the most recognized native varieties of Greece, even more so that it would make a serious comeback with alternative dry versions attracting the interest of younger generations of wine enthusiasts.
Almost 20 years ago, in 2005, the first Mavrodaphne was planted in a small block at Ktima Kir-Yianni in Naoussa. It was considered a great opportunity to experiment with that noble red variety of the South on one of the most distinctive terroirs of the North. The first dry Mavrodaphne of that effort was introduced under the name DAPHNE with the 2017 vintage, via the e-platform of Warehouse 10.
The 2022 vintage is today the 2nd release of DAPHNE. Once more, fermented and matured for 12 months in tonnaux barrels, yet embodying even more years of experimentation, familiarity and built-up knowledge from vine to wine on how such an intriguing native variety expresses itself on the special conditions met in that small block in Naoussa. DAPHNE 2022 is available at Warehouse 10.