Menádok Pinot gris 2011 is now available
In Greek mythology, maenads (Greek: μαινάδες, mainádes) were the female followers of Dionysus
(Bacchus in the Roman pantheon), the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god's retinue. Their name literally translates as
"raving ones". Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination
of dancing and drunken intoxication. In this state, they would lose all self-control, begin shouting excitedly, engage in
uncontrolled sexual behavior, and ritualistically hunt down and tear to pieces animals - and, at least in myth, sometimes men and
children - devouring the raw flesh. During these rites, the maenads would dress in fawn skins and carry a thyrsus, a
long stick wrapped in ivy or vine leaves and tipped by a cluster of leaves; they would weave ivy-wreaths around their heads,
and often handle or wear snakes. German philologist
Walter Friedrich Otto writes that
The new top Pinot gris at Nyakas Cellars is symbolised with the Maenads. Top offer for wine enthusiast who prefer higher alcohol level and great complexity.
Complex and unique wine with great potential. The ripe fruity and spicy nose coming from the late harvest is completed by spicy scents. Nice creamy aromas, pleasant taste and long finish makes a perfect wine experience.