Lyrarakis Kotsifali | PGI Crete Dry Red Wine Kotsifali (2019) 750ml | Lyrarakis Wines

Lyrarakis Kotsifali 13% alc., Still, Dry Red Wine, Kotsifali, PGI Crete - Lyrarakis Wines

Code: G09100000001997
Barcode: 5203995300116

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 aftertaste are the characteristics of the wine which is produced from vineyards situated at 500m. altitude. Enjoy it together with dishes of the mediterranean cuisine, baked meat and spicy cheeses.

Alcohol: 13%

Acidity: 5.85 g/lt

pH: 3.43

Res.Sugar: 2.34 g/lt


Region: Alagni area, central Crete

Soil: Loamy Sand

Aspect: Northeast

Vines: Head trained, spur pruned

Altitude: 500m above sea level

Irrigation: Not irrigated

Yield: 9 tn/ha

Varieties: Kotsifali 100%

Wine making:

Hand-harvested. Exact harvest time defined by berry sensory assessment to obtain the optimum taste and aromatic balance. Fermentation with maceration on the skins for 7 days to extract the polyphenols with “delestage”. Temperature controlled fermentation between 24°C and 27°C. Inoculation with selected yeasts.

Tasting Note:

Intense ruby colour. Aromas that combine both fresh and mature cherry and black fruit. In the mouth is well balanced with an elegant mouthfeel and a refreshing and also slightly piquant aftertaste.

Food matches:

Mediterranean dishes with tomato, grilled meat and spicy types of cheese. Serve at 16°C - 17°C.

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Grape VarietyKotsifali
PackagingGlass Bottle 750ml
CretePGI Crete
EU Protection MarkPGI - Protected Geographical Indication
Alcoholic Strength13%

Mediterranean dishes with tomato, grilled meat and spicy types of cheese. Serve at 16°C - 17°C.

Vintage 2014—2016 WSWA Tasting Competition,Silver medal
Vintage 2014—2016 Wine&Spirits Magazine, 87 points – Year’s Best- Best Buy
Vintage 2014—2016 Decanter World Wine Awards,Bronze medal
Vintage 2014—2016 TEXSOM International wine Awards,Bronze medal
Vintage 2013—2015 Berliner Wein Trophy,Gold medal
Vintage 2013—2016 Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards,Silver medal
Vintage 2013—2015 TEXSOM International wine Awards,Silver medal
Vintage 2013—2015 Tasted Blind,82 points
Vintage 2012—2013 Daejeon International Food & Wine Festival,Silver medal
Vintage 2011—2013 Berliner Wein Trophy, Gold Medal
Vintage 2011—2013, 86 points
Vintage 2011—2013 International Wine & Spirits Competition, Bronze medal
Vintage 2010—2013 Wine & Spirits Magazine, 86 points
Vintage 2008—-Wine Spectator Magazine, 87 points