2014 Lyrarakis 'Plakoura Vineyard', Mandilaria, Heraklion-Crete

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Still Dry Red Wine, Mandilaria 100%, PGI Crete, Single Vineyard, Vintage 2014, Savory and Classic, Alc. 13% by Vol., Ageing potential: Over 10 years, Production (n/a), Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
Awards-Tasting reviews:
2017, 89 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2014.
2016, Silver, TEXSOM IWA, Vintage 2013.
2016, 90 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2013.
Deep red colour. A complex nose and flavour with considerable character. It shows off the potential of this grape, tannin, acidity, and fruit. Demands meat, will improve over the next 3-5 years.
Food pairing:
Red meat, wild boar, piquant cheese. Served at 16 - 18 °C.
The vineyard 'Plakoura'(not irrigated), Karkadiotisa area, Heraklion, Crete.
Altitude: 500m. Soil: sandy-loam.
Harvest: Mid-September. Yield: 35-40 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 18 years. Agriculture: Mild.
Fermentation with selected yeasts at a temperature of 25-28 °C. Maturation in oak barrels for 12 months and further ageing in the bottle for 9 months. Acidity: 5.6 g/L TA, pH: 3.50, Residual sugar: 2.1 g/L.