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Domaine Lyrarakis Kotsifali 2018

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Domaine Lyrarakis Kotsifali

The red grape variety Kotsifali is indisputably a classic of the vineyard of Crete. Spices and mature red cherry fruit with a juicy mouthfeel and a piquant aftertaste are the characteristics of the wine which is produced from vineyards situated at 500m altitude.
Enjoy it together with dishes of the mediterranean cuisine, baked meat and spicy cheeses.

Winemaking

Hand harvested. Fermentation with maceration on the skins for 7 days to extract the polyphenols with ‘pigeage’. Temperature controlled fermentation between 25 and 28 degrees celsius. Inoculation with selected yeasts.

Producer

Domaine Lyrarakis, established in 1966, is located in the mountainous commune of Alagni (440 metres above sea-level), south of the city of Heraklion, in Crete. The well-preserved 14th-century stone-presses in the fields around the winery are testament to the area’s long history of grape-growing and winemaking.

The winery is at the forefront of viticultural innovation, championing obscure local varieties such as the ancient white cultivars of Plytó, Dafni, and  Vidiano, that it rescued from extinction.

The winery’s extensive portfolio consists of a range of monovarietal wines (Vidiano, Plytó,  Mandilari, Assyrtiko, Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Kotsifali) – some from single, “premium” vineyard plots, as well as blends of indigenous and international varieties (such as Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot). Quality remains key and the style emphasises fruit precision, purity and supple texture – placing the wines firmly in the modern camp, yet without flamboyance or exaggeration.

Assyrtiko  is arguably Greece’s most iconic wine grape variety, grown most famously on the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean sea. It has developed a reputation as being a versatile grape variety, and wines are made in a multitude of styles, from fresh, minerally white wines to rich, nutty dessert wines known as Vinsanto.

 

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