Lyrarakis Kotsifali Red 2018
Red | PGI Crete | Aegean Islands | 13% ABV | 750ml
The red grape variety Kotsifali is indisputably a classic of the vineyard of Crete. Spices and red fruits with an elegant mouthfeel and a piquant finish are the characteristics of the wine which is produced from vineyards situated at 500m altitude.
Kostifali is the benchmark red variety of the celebrated vineyards of Crete, defining the style of the dry reds coming out of one of the most significant wine-producing regions of the Aegean Sea. Since red grape vines are more numerous than white ones and Greeks themselves show traditionally a preference of red over white wines, one may consider Kotsifali as the staple grape and real soul of Cretan wine.
On the nose, fresh strawberries and raspberries with a hint of blueberries and cinnamon bark. On the palate, a medley of strawberries and raspberries with green notes (basil-like) and hints of pepper and spice.
A great choice for a variety of dishes, including pasta and pizza, cured meat and medium matured cheese.