Karavitakis Winery Kotsifali Indigenous Yeast 75cl

93pts from James Suckling! Kotsifali Indigenous Yeasts Karavitakis Winery is definitely one of the most beautiful red wines of Crete, which puts Kotsifali where it deserves, on its throne. This awkward red variety, in the right hands, proves that it can really give amazing wines! Kotsifali Indigenous Yeasts is probably the most special wine of the project as it emphasizes the elegant side of the variety, a side that we may not have discovered until today. Slightly chilled, it is one of the reds that will accompany you during summer nights and if its 500 bottles last, during winter ones too. Make a bottle of Kotsifali Indigenous Yeasts Karavitakis Winery yours now!
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Nikos Karavitakis, wanting to explore the potential of Cretan varieties and the old vines that the Cretan vineyard hides, decided to deal with a new project. For this project, he scoured the whole island and found old and ungrafted vines from Kotsifali and Liatiko and let the terroir do its job. What do we mean by that? Indigenous yeasts, minimal filtration and discreet use of oak (only 14 months in used oak barrels), in order to let the characteristics of each variety shine.

Kotsifali Indigenous Yeasts Karavitakis Vineyards has medium ruby color and impressive aromas of strawberry, plum, cherry, sour cherry, vanilla, allspice, leather and dried herbs.

In the mouth it has medium body, refreshing acidity and silky tannins. Juicy red fruits are mixed with notes of spices, black tea, cedar and dried herbs in a complex set.

Pairs very well with duck fillet with cherries and red wine, beef carpaccio with truffle and parmesan, spaghetti amatriciana