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Mavrodafni

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Mavrodafni is a black grape native to Achaea in the north Peloponnese, and blended with Mavri Korinthiaki to make a fortified dessert wine with that goes well with chocolate. The story goes that is was named after the black (Mavro) grape, and a beautiful grape picker named Daphne, who died before the wine maker who employed her could tell her he loved her.

Some wine makers have also begun making a spicy dry Mavrodafni wine with a full body that can accompany even the strongest flavoured meat dishes. Also grown on Kefalonia, where it yields rich, velvet wines like port.

Designated PDO (ΠΟΠ) Mavrodafni Patron.

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by: oinopoia