Kotsifali, Lyrarakis Estate, Heraklion, Crete 2012

Kotsifali-large Vinification: Fermentation with maceration on the skins for 15 days. Temperature controlled fermentation at 24-27°C. Innoculation with selected yeasts.
Characteristics: Clear ruby colour with light shades of garnet. Intense and persistence aroma with notes of red fruits, sweet spices and a hint of leather. Dry on the palate, warm, lightly tannic but very harmonious.
Suggested with: Mediterranean dishes with tomato, grilled meat and piquant cheese.
Best consumed at a temperature of: 17 – 18° CAwards:
Daejeon International Food & Wine Festival 2013, China Silver medal
Wine Advocate Magazine 2013 (June & July), USA 86 points (2011 vintage)
Wine & Spirits Magazine 2013, USA 86 points (2010 vintage)
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013, UK Bronze medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013, UK Commended
China Wine and Spirits Awards 2013, China Bronze medal
Berliner Wein Trophy 2013, Germany Gold medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011, UK Commended
Wine Spectator magazine, 2010, USA 87 points (vintage 2008)
Wine Spectator magazine, 2009, USA 85 points (vintage 2007)
Decanter World Wine Awards 2006, UK International Red single variety Trophy under £10
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2006, UK Bronze medal
Prowein Wine Competition 2006, Germany One star