2012 Idaia 'Gi', Kotsifali-Mandilaria, Heraklion-Crete

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Label Description Label Description-Classification
Dry Red, Kotsifali 60% - Mandilaria 40%, PGI Crete, Vintage 2012, Medium-bodied, Alc. 13.4% by Vol., 12 months in barrel, Ageing potential 5-8 years, Production: 2.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
Awards-Tasting reviews Awards-Tasting reviews
2016, 89 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2011.
2016, Silver, Berliner Wein Trophy, Vintage 2012.
2015, Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, Vintage 2010.
Organoleptic Organoleptic
Medium bodied with moderate intensity on the nose with ripe cherries, raspberry and leather. So much character, with notable extract and judicious use of spicy oak.
Food pairing Food pairing
Red meat, roasted and strongly flavoured cheeses. Served at 16 - 18 °C.
Origin Origin
The vineyards of Malevizi, appellation Dafnes, Heraklion, Crete.
Altitude: 400-500m. Soil: Calcium-clay.
Harvest: Mid-September. Yield: 60-70 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 18 years (average).
Agriculture: Mild.
Vinification Vinification
Classic vinification process for red wines at controlled temperatures. Maturation in oak barrels for 12 months and further ageing in the bottle for 12 months. Acidity: 6.5 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 2.0 g/L.

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