Paterianakis 2021 3.14 Kotsifali (Crete) ORGANIC
For her red “Pi” wine, Emanouella had the inspired idea to leave 30% of the grapes on the vine until very ripe, at which point they were blended with the rest. The result is a hugely coloured, unsulphured and unfiltered wine that smells uncannily like really top Chinon but is elegant and lithe on the palate, with a resurgent saltiness in the tail. Not the least remarkable feature of the wine is its 12% alcohol level.
80% Kotsifali and 20% Mandilari
For each variety separately, Careful grape selection, destemming, transfer of grapes using gravity, without mechanical means, to stainless steel vats for maceration and fermentation. The marc is separated from the wine at the end of fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques and battonage every week. Blending the two grape variety wines for bottling. Mild organic vinification, unfiltered.
New Barrique 80%, Used Barrique 20%
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 60 mg/L
Melissokampos (meaning: Bee field)
Notes from the Producer: Domaine Paterianakis is a vintage wine from indigenous grape varieties with a cosmopolitan personality. The grape varieties of this wine are from old vines.
The red variety Kotsifali is one of the most remarkable red grape varieties in Crete, while the red variety Mandilari stands out for its rich color and intense tannins. Thus, their combination is considered particularly successful. They are perfectly combined, as Kotsifali gives wines with high alcohol content , high acidity and elegant aromas,
while Mandilari gives wines with primary aromas, intense red color and tannins.
The red varietals that go into making the PDO Peza red wines are 80% Kotsifali and 20% Mandilari and create the balanced wine produced here for many generations.
Domaine Paterianakis and Melissinos are the first wines produced at our winery. The label is painted by hand from Georgios Paterianakis, the creator of the winery.