2012 Idaia 'Ocean', Mandilaria-Syrah, Heraklion-Crete
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Dry Red, Mandilaria 70% - Syrah 30%, PGI Crete, Vintage 2012, Full-bodied, Savory and Classic, Alc. 13.6% by Vol., 12 months in barrel, Ageing potential 10-12 years, Production: 12.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Natural Cork.
2017, 89 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2014.
2016, Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, Vintage 2010.
2016, 88 pts, Decanter WWA UK, Vintage 2012.
Velvety deep red colour. Meaty, spicy and leathery nose with an underlying core of black fruit. Full bodied and structured, nice tannic frame and a chocolatey finish. A modern Crete red with a cosmopolitan outlook.
Red meat, roasted and strongly flavoured cheeses. Served at 16 - 18 °C.
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: 12 years (average).
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: 6.8 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 1.8 g/L.