Lyrarakis Liatiko Dry Red Wine Crete Greece 750ml

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Liatiko 100%
The “Aggelis” vineyard, planted on native rootstock of the Liatiko grape, highlights the authenticity and wealth of eastern Crete. The low yields lead to small grapes, of exceptionally high berry density, which are then vinified, almost uncrushed, in small vats. Respect to natural micro-flora that defines fermentations, results in a rare wine, characterized by a self-sufficient flavor and aromatic fullness.
Food matches
All grilled food and savoury dishes from Greek and Mediterranean cuisine like octopus or hare stew. Serve at 15oC-16oC.
Technical Data Alcohol: 13,5 Acidity: 4,8 PH: 3,66 Res. Sugar:1,98
Vineyard/ Viticulture Region: Aggelis Vineyard, Sitia, East Crete
Soil: Loam Aspect: No
Vines: Head trained, spur pruned Altitude: 580m above sea level Irrigation: Not irrigated Yield: 4.5tn/ha
Varieties: Liatiko 100%
Winemaking The “Aggelis” vineyard, planted in the 1930s, with ownrooted Liatiko vines, highlights the authenticity and wealth of Eastern Crete. The low yields lead to small grapes of exceptional high intensity of flavour. Harvesting was performed in two passes over 10 days, based on analysis and flavour profile. Fermentation by indigenous yeasts and malolactic bacteria. One third of the bunches were fermented whole in small oak tank and barrels. The wine had a 12 days maceration, prior to maturation in inox and oak (40% of the wine matured for 1 month in new oak barrels). Respect to natural micro-flora that defines each vintage character, results in a rare, self-sufficient wine. This wine is also made with no temperature control for fermentation, no fining, no cold treatments and is bottled unfiltered. Also, SO2 in the bottled wine is in low concentration (less than 50 ppm). Tasting Note Ruby colour. Aromas of berry fruits marmalade and cherry with sweet spicy notes in the bouquet. Balanced with firm acidity. The mouthfeel is fruit-driven with some mixed berries and a touch of sweet oak while the tannins are nicely structured. A wine of good length and persistence with lots of potential (expected to be impressive in 2028).

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