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Lyrarakis - Thrapsathiri, Armi 2019

Information

  • Country: Greece
  • Wine Region: Southern Greece
  • Wine Maker: Manolis Lyrarakis
  • Grape: Thrapshathir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Thrapsathiri
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 17+ (2017)

Wine tasting notes

"Armi" is the word we use in the cretan dialect to define the top of a mountainside. The vineyard called “Armi” in our area faces the east and lies at an altitude of 500 meters. The medium fertility soil combined with the continuous influence of beneficial winds, compose a unique microclimate. In these special conditions, the Thrapsathiri variety can perfectly express the wealth of its aromas and taste. This wine can age well.

Winery Information

Lyrarakis

in 1966 the founders of the company decided to become professionally involved with the production of wine. The founding of the company was accompanied by planting some of the best local wine varieties, namely the white Vilana, and the reds Kotsifali and Mandilaria. The winery is situated in one of the most noteworthy vineyard regions of Crete, namely at Alagni, Heraklion, the most mountainous village of the appellation area (AOC) of PEZA. The company only started bottling wines under the.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2017)17+ pts

Another perennial favourite from Lyrarakis though in this vintage there is quite a marked coconut aroma on the nose. They used to age it in French oak and acacia so I wonder why this had changed to American oak? Underneath the coconut is ripe tropical fruit allied to mouth-watering acidity and plenty of zesty citrus. Rich and deep and vibrant with impressive length and, I imagine, good ageing potential. (JH)

Vinification Notes

Whole bunch fermentation with maceration on the skins for 2 months.