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Lyrarakis Red
Lyrarakis Estate
Greece - Crete

The wine is produced in the Alagni area, central Crete, in vineyards located at 480 meters above sea level.
Deep red color. Delicate balance of delicious dark fruit highlighted by peppery notes and hints of sweet spices. Rich and long with deep fruity flavors, very smooth tannins and a piquant aftertaste.

Specifications
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
75 Syrah, 25% Kotsifali
Soil type
clay, loam
Vinification
Green harvest in July in order to obtain a proper taste and polyphenol ripeness. Hand-harvest during the last week of August. Fermentation was achieved at temperatures between 27 and 29°C by selected yeasts. 15% of the wine has been aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Pairings

Grilled red meat, game and piquant cheese.

Reviews and News

2016 Lyrarakis Red - 88 PTS - BRONZE MEDAL - DECANTER

2016 Lyrarakis Red - 88 PTS - BRONZE MEDAL - DECANTER

decanter bronze 2019"Dark berry compote aromas with notes of dill and fennel. Lifted and bright palate, with long finish."

- 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, 88 pts - BRONZE MEDAL

 

Producer Information: Lyrarakis Estate

The Lyrarakis Estate is a family winery with a strong focus on rare local varieties and single variety wines.

When the company was founded in 1966, the dominant varieties included Vilana, ...
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