Syrah , Grenache Rouge, Mourvèdre -Nostos Alexandra's - Manousakis Winery , Kreta, Griekenland
Nostos Alexandra's, een unieke en schitterende "Rhone stijl" wijn van Manousakis Winery
De genoemde actieprijs is tijdelijk, uit voorraad Delft
In het glas donker robijnrood met levendige aroma's van donker fruit, braam en kers, fijne specerijen.
De smaak is "cassis fris", elegant, complex en mondvullend, kers, braam, zachte peper met een verfijnd zacht mondgevoel
De afdronk heeft een mooie lengte, zwoel, iets koffie en donkere choco met zijdezachte tannines.
De wijnmaker schrijft:
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.
Wijn&spijs: Nostos Alexandra’s is 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.
- Druivenras: Syrah 40%, Grenache Rouge 40%, Mourvèdre 20%
- Wijnhuis: Manousakis Winery
- Wijnregio: Kreta
- Inhoud: 0,75L
- Alcohol: 14,0%
- Schenktemperatuur: 10-12 graden
- Productiewijze: Biologisch
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.
My name is Alexandra and I am the youngest daughter of Ted Manousakis, the owner and founder of Manousakis Winery. My father was born in the village of Vatolakkos in 1943 and left his village eleven years later, following the journey many Greeks were making, to America. For an enterprising young man, the possibilities were endless.
After university, my dad was successful in a number of business endeavors including industrial security, real estate development, and hospitality. However, success came at a price: the near loss of his Cretan heritage. Nostos is the greek meaning of “yearning to come home” and this propelled my Dad to the land of his birth. He wanted to be more than a mere visitor, he wanted to give something back to the island that he loved. Making wine is a strong tradition in Crete and wine was a way of life in Vatolakkos and filled his boyhood memories. There was no better way to pay homage to those traditions and bring people together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Soil, sun, weather conditions and yearning converged to perfection and gave birth to Manousakis Winery and the first vineyards were planted in 1993. Fourteen years later, I had the same desire as my father, to be more than a mere visitor in my ancestral home.
My passion for our winery and my dad’s legacy has driven me to strengthen the enterprise into a treasure to be handed down generation to generation. We have taken our winery from the small vineyard nestled in the foothills of the mountains to the beautiful thriving winery we are so proud for you to visit. Our philosophy here at the Manousakis Winery is simple. We believe in carefully and organically cultivating our vines to absorb this scent-filled terroir so the flavors of the grapes combine with the herbs for an incomparable taste. Each bottle of Nostos Wines captures the character of this verdant island, and the slopes of the Lefka Ori.