Single Vineyard Red 2019 - Miliarakis Winery

Producer: Miliarakis Winery
Varieties: Κοτσιφάλι , Μαντηλάρι
Region: Κρήτη

Vineyard.... ”Kolomodi” single vineyard, at an altitude of 265 meters

Soil..... Limestone-clay

Hectare Production....70 hectares of grapes per hectare

Vinification.... Co-vinification of both grape varieties in stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts 15 days and alcoholic fermentation is done at 20 centigrade Celsius. Fermentation is followed by maturation in French oak 300 liters barrels from Nevers.

Wine Tasting..... Deep ruby color. Aromas of dried red fruit, blond tobacco leaves, dried herbs, pepper and sour cherry. It is juicy in the mouth, armed with sharp tannins and good acidity. Beautifully shaped and expressed fruit both on the nose and in the mouth.

Matches with..... Spaghetti Bolognese, tagliatelle or pappardelle with guinea fowl ragout, rabbit or beef stifado, moussaka, game, stuffed aubergines

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Products specifications
Color Red
Type Dry
Region Crete
Geographical Indication PGI Crete
Vintage 2019
Variety Kotsifali, Mantilari
Bottle 750ml (Standard Bottle)
Maturation 10
Matured in Oak Barrels
Alcohol 13
Organic No
Natural No
Aging potential 5 - 10 years
Closure Cork
Serving temperature 16°C - 18°C
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Miliarakis Winery

MINOS is in its eighth decade and produces wine from local varieties, such as Kotsifali and Mandilari for reds and Vilana, Vidiano and Thrapsiri for whites; they are turned into wine and bottled using the state of the art methods and cutting edge machinery regarding technology and methodology. Part of the red wine production ages in French oak barrels holding 225 and 300 litres each, kept in a specially designed underground area with ideal temperature and humidity conditions. The company is also trying to promote the Cretan vineyard through its varieties, innovating and adopting methods never before utilized in Crete; Examples include the production of its White wine using the red Kotsifali variety (White from Kotsifali), the first ever presentation in Crete of White wine from Vilana stored in barrels (Vilana Fume) and the successfully comeback, in 2004, of the white Malvasia variety, a wine historically associated with the island in making a dry wine. Lastly, the firm has included in its range foreign red varieties, the main examples of which are Syrah and Mourvedre. MINOS is developing a vineyard comprising of privately owned and contract areas covering 40 hectares and continues to work with local farmers, aiming at securing high quality grapes. The company is still run by members of the founding family, headed by 3rd generation member, Takis Miliarakis; since 1998 Nikos Miliarakis (4th generation) has joined its ranks and, recently, Maria Miliaraki, daughter of Takis, also joined the company. MINOS employs 10 people throughout the year, who, with their experience and pride for their work, warrant the high total quality of the final product.

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