Kotsifali & Mandilaria & Syrah, Lyararakis Estate, Octo, Heraklion, Crete 2010

Okto-red-medium Vinification:The pre-fermentative maceration was carried out at 100C for 2 days. Fermentation was done at 27-29C by using selected yeasts. Afterwards post-fermentation maceration was performed for a week.
Characteristics: Deep ruby-red colour. Aromas which are reminiscent of red forest fruits. Abundant, aromatic, velvety flavour.
Suggested with: Grilled red meat, game and piquant cheese.
Best consumed at a temperature of: 17 – 18° CAwards:
Wine Advocate Magazine 2014 (June & July), USA 88 points (2011 vintage)
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013, USA Bronze medal
International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013, UK Bronze medal
Wine Advocate Magazine 2012, USA
86 points – must have list
(2010 vintage)
Wine and Spirits Magazine 2012, USA Value Brands of the Year list
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012, USA Bronze medal
Berliner Wein Trophy 2012, Germany Gold medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012, UK Bronze medal
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012, UK Bronze medal
Wine & Spirits magazine, August 2011, USA Year’s best, 90 points
Austrian Wine Challenge 2011, Austria Silver medal