What is Mandilaria?


Mandilaria is Aegean Island grape cultivated on Crete as well as other islands like Paros and Santorini. Mandelaria has almost the same amount if anthocyannins as Agiorgitiko but thee degree of ionisation is greater. Its color is so dark it was considered a coloring agent. Mandilaria has a high concentration of total phenoils it matures late and sugars are low. The vines are sensitive to micro clamatic conditions. The grapes rippen with difficulty. Only 12% alcohol is achieved on the island of paros (Moraitis Winery) How does it taste varieties characteristics?