Mandilari, “Plakoura”, 2007, Red Dry, Lyrarakis Wines
The vinification of Mandilari grape on it’s own, is yet another innovation of this multiple awarded winery. The grapes come from a single, premier cru vineyard, on an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, with a very low yield.
Mandilari is considered as Crete’s “strong grape” and it needs time and patience to express itself, when it’s vinified on it’s own. This wine is extremely complex, dark red in colour, tanic and «untamed» at first, it reveals it’s character to those who will wait for the right time.
This is possibly the most specialised red wine of the Cretan vineyard.