Lyrarakis Wines Psarades Vineyard Dafni 2019 Crete
Their Dafni comes from the Psarades Vineyard, situated at 450m up in central Crete, Dafni gets its name from the Greek for laurel whose aromas it mimics.
Lyrarakis Wines established by Manolis Lyrarakis and his brother Sotiris in 1966 are widely acclaimed to have spearheaded the modern Cretan wine industry. Championing the old Cretan varietals which had been all but wiped out by Phylloxera, which struck here in the 1970’s, like Dafni, sample of which have been found in Minoan wine vessels. The Lyrarakis winery is now in the hands of their offspring, with 15 hectares of vineyards on limestone/gravel in the mountainous region to the south of Heraklion also working closely with several growers to produce a fascinating range of wines.
Their Dafni comes from the Psarades Vineyard, situated at 450m up in central Crete, Dafni gets its name from the Greek for laurel whose aromas it mimics. A small quantity 5% is picked early and given a long skin maceration to enhance the flavour the remainder gets 10 days on the skin before a cool fermentation and 4 months on its lees before bottling. A floral nose with definite laurel/ bay leaf notes and a fresh palate with citrus notes and crisp acidity.
|Colour / Type||White|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Style||Light-medium bodied, Crisp, Delicate, Dry, Fresh|