2019 Lyrarakis Liatiko Red Aggelis
The Lyrarakis estate has spearheaded the explosion of interest in top Greek wines in the UK in recent years. Established on the island of Crete in 1966, the Lyrarakis family has devoted itself to the revival of indigenous, almost extinct, rare grape varieties such as Liatiko, Dafni, Plyto, Melissaki and others, vinifying wines that highlight their unique and distinctive character.
The “Aggelis” vineyard, planted on native rootstock of the Liatiko grape, highlights the authenticity and wealth of eastern Crete. The low yields lead to small grapes, of exceptionally high berry density, which are then vinified, almost uncrushed, in small vats. Respect to natural micro-flora that defines fermentations, results in a rare wine, characterized by a self-sufficient flavor and aromatic fullness.
Complex aromas of plum and cherry, some liquorice and a touch of spice. Rich and ripe fruit flavours and long finish.