Loel Alasia commandaria 20NV
The Loel Alasia Commandaria 20NV is a notable dessert wine from Cyprus, renowned for its rich history and traditional production methods. It is a product of the Loel winery, a historic Commandaria producer, and is characterized by its deep, complex flavors. The wine is imbued with aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, and spice, which transition into palate notes of black cherry, honey, and raisins, offering a balance of sweet and spicy characteristics. This wine is a fortified wine, typical of the Lemesos region in Cyprus, and is made predominantly from the Mavro grape variety. As a traditional Cyprus liqueur wine, its origins can be traced back to the 12th century, making it a wine with a significant historical pedigree. Interestingly, it was one of the first wines to be granted the title of Protected Geographical Origin, highlighting its importance and uniqueness in the wine world. The Loel NV Alasia Red (Commandaria) comes in a 750 ml bottle, has an alcohol content of 15%, and is categorized under red blends. This dessert wine, produced from local grape varieties Xinisteri and Mavro, is an excellent representation of the rich wine-making tradition of Cyprus.