Domaine Paterianakis Paterianakis Biodynamic Organic Dry Red Wine Kotsifali & Mandilari P.D.O Peza Crete
The grapes are picked from the organic un-grafted vineyards at night to ensure a stable sugar level in the grape, which results in a lower wine ABV. The grapes undergo classic red fermentation in steel tanks before ageing in French oak for two years, with a further one year in the bottle. The wine is made of a blend of 50% Kotsifali P.D.O (Protected Designation of Origin) Crete and 50% Mandilari P.G.I (Protected Geographical Indication)Cyclades. The wine has primary aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry, and as the wine opens up in the glass, you’ll find secondary and tertiary aromas of damson, vanilla and oak. To taste, the wine is light with noticeable dark fruit flavours, followed by some mild spices, oak and a hint of earthy truffle. The wine has medium tannins and pairs nicely with roasted red meats, pastas with rich tomato sauces, or with mild hard and soft cheeses.