Cretan Regional Wine
Varieties: 100% Mandilari.
The rare low-yield “Plakoura” vineyard is a premier cru slope at 500m of altitude, with sandy,stony soil.
The head-trained pruning in combination with the north-east exposure of the vineyard and plenty of sunshine, ensures that the grapes reach optimum ripeness at the time of harvest.
We believe that Mandilari is a variety with great potential, after having already completed five years of experimenting with it on this particular vineyard. In the 2007 vintage we achieved extremely low yields, succeeding in vinificating a very concentrated wine with a deep red colour and an excellent structure, which will age for a long time.
The earthy and chewy character of its rich tannins are complemented by the intense taste of plum and blackberry jam.