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Domaine Zacharioudakis

Domaine Zacharioudakis Kotsifali, PGI Heraklion, Greece

Domaine Zacharioudakis Kotsifali, PGI Heraklion, Greece

2019 Domaine Zacharioudakis Kotsifali, PGI Heraklion, Greece

Overview: Perched on the verdant hill of Orthi Petra in South Crete, the 2019 Domaine Zacharioudakis Kotsifali is a masterful expression of its locale. This organically produced wine, derived from 100% Kotsifali grapes, captures the essence of Cretan viticulture. With a commitment to reflecting the character of the vineyard through minimal intervention, this wine is a harmonious blend of tradition and precision, enveloped in the rich, vivid hues of its origins.

Product Details:

  • Region: PGI Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Producer: Domaine Zacharioudakis
  • Grape Type: 100% Kotsifali
  • Alcohol Content: 14%
  • Aging: 6 months in French oak barrels
  • Vinification: Organic red wine, aged in barrels; grapes are fully destemmed and undergo vinification with controlled temperature fermentation in wooden foudres
  • Organic: Yes
  • Serving Temperature: 63°F
  • Suggested Pairings: Ideal with red meats and mature cheeses

Sensory Description: The 2019 Kotsifali features a deep red color, offering a bouquet of red fruits that meld seamlessly with the subtle influences of oak aging. The palate is greeted with a soft, rich texture, complemented by rounded tannins and a lingering aromatic finish. This wine is well-structured, possessing both excellent acidity and a broad aromatic profile that will appeal to connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.

The Winemaker's Background: Stelios Zacharioudakis, a former journalist, founded Domaine Zacharioudakis with a vision to showcase the unique terroir of Crete through organic practices. Since 2009, he has been actively involved in winemaking, focusing on producing high-quality wines that reflect the energy and scents of Cretan nature. His family-run winery is not just a business but a heartfelt passion that aims to convey the rich history and vibrant culture of their land in every bottle.

Serving Suggestions: Enjoy the Domaine Zacharioudakis Kotsifali at 63°F to fully appreciate its complex flavors. This wine is an excellent companion to hearty dishes such as grilled lamb, robust stews, or a selection of aged cheeses. Its versatility and rich profile make it a perfect choice for enhancing a Mediterranean-inspired meal or a sophisticated evening.


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