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Manousakis Winery 'Nostos' Romeiko, Crete, Greece

Manousakis Winery 'Nostos' Romeiko, Crete, Greece

"A Homeward Nostalgia: The Essence of Crete in a Bottle"

History and Pedigree:

Rooted in the rich heritage of Crete, the Manousakis Winery weaves a tale of tradition, terroir, and a deep connection to the Lefka Ori Mountains. Founded by Ted Manousakis, a visionary who yearned to reconnect with his Cretan roots, the winery stands as a testament to the family's commitment to honoring their heritage. Under the stewardship of Alexandra Manousakis, Ted's youngest daughter, the winery has flourished, expanding its reach while staying true to the ethos of organic cultivation and celebrating Crete's indigenous flora.

Production Highlights:

Nestled in the heart of Western Crete, the winery's vineyards flourish in calcareous, clay-loamy soils at 550 to 600 meters. Embracing organic farming and a meticulous, hands-on approach, the team at Manousakis Winery ensures that each vine captures the essence of the surrounding terroir. The 'Nostos' Romeiko is a remarkable example of their Blanc de Noir technique, where the free-run must of Romeiko grapes is fermented in stainless steel tanks, maintaining a constant 17°C to preserve the wine's character.

Product Details:

  • Region: Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Varietal: Romeiko
  • Color: Bright, lemon-green
  • ABV: 14.0%
  • pH: 3.35
  • Total Acidity: 7.30 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 0.70 g/l
  • Production: Increasing annually, reaching 13,000 bottles in 2022

Sensory Perception:

The 'Nostos' Romeiko dazzles with its bright, lemon-green hue and rich legs. A bouquet of high-intensity unfurls, revealing unripe gooseberry, grassy notes, and marzipan undertones. It is medium-bodied and refreshingly crisp on the palate, offering a symphony of white stone fruit flavors. The finish is long, adorned with citrus and grassy notes, capturing the soul of Crete in every sip.

Pairings and Occasions:

Ideal as an aperitif, the 'Nostos' Romeiko is best enjoyed by good friends. It complements fresh salads and raw seafood impeccably, making it a versatile companion for various culinary delights. Whether savoring a quiet moment or celebrating life's joys, this wine encapsulates the essence of Crete, inviting you to partake in its storied legacy.

Aging Potential:

With an aging potential of 0 to 2 years, the 'Nostos' Romeiko is crafted to be enjoyed in its youthful vibrancy, offering a taste of Crete's dynamic landscape and rich cultural tapestry.


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