Manousakis Winery

Nostos Alexandra's Organic Dry Red Wine 750ML

$50 $59

Manousakis Winery- Nostos Alexandra- Organic Dry Red Wine

Over the millennia the Lefka Ori Mountains of Western Crete have absorbed the quiet life cycle for thousands of the island’s native flora. When you walk these mountains in the spring it takes you on a sensory adventure filled with the scents of rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender, and chamomile. In the fall, they descend back to the soil and are absorbed and thus the quiet life cycle continues. 

The winery is the realization of Ted Manousakis' dream.  It began in 1984, when the hills around the village of Vatolakkos were still untouched by civilization and the wild herbs of Crete were abundant and fragrant. The philosophy at the Manousakis Winery is simple they believe in carefully and organically cultivating their vines to absorb this scent-filled terroir. This allows the flavors of the grapes combine with the herbs for an incomparable taste. Each bottle of their Wine captures the character of this island, and the slopes of the Lefka Ori.

 

Characteristics of Notos Alexandra's -Clear with dense ruby color and rich legs. Fruity aromas that are simultaneously dense and fresh. Aromas include strawberry, black cherry, mulberry, some notes of tobacco and spices. Full and dry mouth with smooth tannins and again, fresh fruit. It has a long and clean finish that accentuates the spices present.

Food Pairing: Best served with roasted meats and casseroles.

Vinification: The red varieties Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache, are vinified separately in temperature-controlled tanks. Syrah is being vinified in oak casks, whereas Mourvèdre and Grenache in stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts from 12-25 days depending on the variety. After maceration is complete, the wine is racked into oak barrels (75% French oak, 25% US oak) where malolactic fermentation takes place and it matures for 10 months. All barrels are bought new and are replaced every 4 years.

Variety: Syrah 40%, Grenache Rouge 40%, Mourvèdre 20%

Soil: Schist, sandy clay loamy, 320-380m (1050-1350ft) and 550-600m (1600-1950ft) in altitude

Enjoy this wine with a grazing board full cheese, charcuterie, Greek olivesfig pie and bite-sized artisan delicacies

See our collection from the famous Manousakis Winery

750ml

14% Alcohol Content

This item cannot be shipped to New Zealand. 

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