Paterianakis 2019 Melissokipos Red (Crete) ORGANIC
Impressively coloured and robustly flavoured, yet only 12.5% in alcohol. Spicy and incisive red wine with above-average character and interest for its echelon. A poster child for the virtues of autochthynous varieties. The Kotsifali is harvested first and made in tank, while the Mandilari is harvested last and aged in barrel.
50% Kotsifali 50% Mandilari
2 times per day during fermentation
New Barrique 50%, Stainless Steel 50%
Aging Duration (months)
marc separated from the wine at the end of fermentation
Yes, 70 mg/L
organic cultivation, using some aspects of biodynamic philosophy, minimise the use of heavy machinery, winter cover crop and winter rest,structural diversity and vertical biodiversity
Notes from the Producer: A pure Cretan blend with a deep, red color. An everyday wine for all
occasions. The bottles we might open every day are the most important wines in our lives, because they shape our attitudes, desires and fire our imagination. Think wine as a food. If you care where your wine comes from, how its grown or made, about health consequences, apply the same logic to wine. Kotsifali known as the regions Pinot Noir, is a very compact cluster of Medium-sized grape, rich in alcohol and elegant aromas, so in this wine Kotsifali is unoaked to reveal its own unique personality. In contrast Mandilari, known as Cabernet, has a more intense red color, with hard,
rich tannins and an intense aroma. Mandilari is oaked so that it can be smoother with more velvet tannins. Explore to find out a very good value red wine from little - known grapes.