Lyrarakis Thrapsathiri Armi | PGI Crete Dry White Wine Thrapsathiri (2021) 750ml | Lyrarakis Wines

Lyrarakis Thrapsathiri Armi 13.2% alc., Vegan, Dry White Wine, Thrapsathiri, PGI Crete - Lyrarakis Wines

Code: G09100000004570
Barcode: 5203995300598

"Armi" is the word we use in the cretan dialect to define the top of a mountainside. The vineyard called “Armi” in our area faces the east and lies at an altitude of 500 meters. The medium fertility soil combined with the continuous influence of beneficial winds, compose a unique microclimate. In these special conditions, the Thrapsathiri variety can perfectly express the wealth of its aromas and taste. This wine can age well.

Wine making: The vinification starts with whole bunch pre-fermentation maceration followed by barrel fermentation in new French and American oak. Directly from the press, the free run juice was led into oak where fermentation and maturation on lees lasted for about 2 months. Only selected yeasts from a complete organic habitat (Bio Certificate) were used for the fermentation and stability of the wine.

Tasting Note: Bright yellow colour. Aromas of fresh citrus fruit are coupled with tobacco and liquorice notes from the aging in barrel. In the mouth, the flavour of nuts and cream are combined with a crispy texture and a persistent aftertaste of orange peel and quince

Food matches:All sea food especially fatty fishes, a large variety of cheese and white meat. Serve at 12°C -14°C.

Varieties: Thrapsathiri 100%

Alcohol: 13.2%

Acidity: 4.9 g/lt

pH: 3.28 Res.

Sugar: 1.79g/lt

Vineyard/Viticulture Region: “Armi” vineyard, Douli area, central Crete

Soil: Sandy Clay

Aspect: Northeast

Vines: Cordon trained, spur pruned

Altitude: 500m above sea level

Irrigation: Not irrigated

Yield: 4tn/ha

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Grape VarietyThrapsathiri
PackagingGlass Bottle 750ml
CretePGI Crete
EU Protection MarkPGI - Protected Geographical Indication
Alcoholic Strength13,2%

All sea food especially fatty fishes, a large variety of cheese and white meat. Serve at 12°C -14°C.

Vintage 2018—2019, 17 points
Vintage 2017—2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, Bronze medal
Vintage 2017—2018, 17 points
Vintage 2016—2017, 17 points
Vintage 2015—2016 Andrew Jefford on,91 points
Vintage 2015—2016 WSWA Tasting Competition,Silver medal
Vintage 2015—2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition,Silver medal
Vintage 2015—2016 Thessaloniki International Wine Competion,Silver medal
Vintage 2015—2016 Decanter World Wine Awards,Bronze medal
Vintage 2015—2016, 17 points
Vintage 2014—2016 “Sakura” Japan Women’s Wine Awards,Gold medal
Vintage 2014—2015 Decanter World Wine Awards,Bronze medal
Vintage 2012—2013 Wine Advocate Magazine,88 points
Vintage 2012—2013, 17.5 points
Vintage 2012—2013 Challenge International du Vin,Bronze medal
Vintage 2012—2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition,Bronze medal
Vintage 2011—2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition,Silver medal
Vintage 2011—2012 Challenge International du Vin,Silver medal
Vintage 2011—2012 Wine Advocate Magazine eRobert -,86 points
Vintage 2011—2012,17 points
Vintage 2008—2010 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles,Silver medal