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Lyrarakis White
Lyrarakis Estate
Greece - Crete

An aromatic white wine with an exciting, crispy mouthfeel, vinified by combining indigenous and international grape varieties perfectly acclimatized to the island.

Bright and lively pale yellow color. Mature aromas of grapefruit and stone fruit enhanced by a persistent presence of rose petals. Elegant and finely balanced with pleasant acidity and plushy finish.

 

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
48% Muscat of Spina, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Vilana, 15% Vidiano (2016)
Certifications
European Vegetarian Union
Soil type
Clay, loam
Vinification
Hand-harvested around the last week of August (exact harvest time defined by berry sensory assessment).Grapes are vinificated separately. After destemming, partially uncrushed grapes remain in the press under reductive conditions for about 8 to 10 hours. Matured on fine lees for 2 months.
Pairings

Sea food, Thai or spicy cuisine and a large variety of salads.

Reviews and News

2019 Lyrarakis White - 89 PTS - WA

2019 Lyrarakis White - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"The 2019 White is mostly Muscat of Spina with 15% Vidiano, unoaked, dry and coming in at 12.5% alcohol. This has all those great Muscat aromatics (assuming you're an admirer and not a hater), a crisp and energetic edge and a delicious, juicy finish. At the price, it is a great value point in the lineup. It's a nervy wine with personality and refreshing characteristics. It's a perfect porch-sipper for warm weather. It has the structure to age a bit, but that's not really the point here. This is perhaps my personal favorite of the winery's whites this issue, but you do have to like that big Muscat personality. - Mark Squires"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #249, June 2020), 89 pts

 

2018 Lyrarakis White - BRONZE MEDAL - DECANTER

2018 Lyrarakis White - BRONZE MEDAL - DECANTER

decanter bronze 2019"Intense orange blossom aromatics, with papaya and lemongrass notes. Ripe palate of baked quince and lemon drops."

- 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, BRONZE MEDAL

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2017 Lyrarakis White - 91 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

2017 Lyrarakis White - 91 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

decanter silver 2018"Classy muscat aromatics with serious peach undertones and minerality on the nose. The palate displays refreshing lingering acidity ."

- 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, 91 pts - SILVER MEDAL

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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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