Sunshine Selection Mixed Case, 3 Islands of the Mediterranean

Sunshine Selection Mixed Case, 3 Islands of the Mediterranean

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Sunshine Selection Mixed Case, 3 Islands of the Mediterranean

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In a world awash with wine, it is gratifying to discover something new, something with a real sense of place.  This selection of Hellenic Island wines from Cyprus, Crete and Santorini is the epitome of wines with a story.  Each of them is associated with a culture resonating with millennia of wine making culture employing rare vine material with extremely ancient origins. The producers in this offer are all artisanal and operating from small vineyard plots. They are fully engaged at every step of the way, from the cultivation of their own grapes, right through to the bottling of the finished wines.
Demetri Walters MW, Hellenic Wines Specialist


Case price: £87 (11% saving on single bottle price, total saving of £9.60)
This 6 bottle mixed case contains one bottle each of the following Greek and Cypriot wines

Hatzidakis Winery, Assyrtiko Nikteri, Santorini, Greece
Domaine Lyrarakis, Thrapsathiri, Armi, Crete
Domaine Lyrarakis, Dafni, White, Crete
Zambartas, Maratheftiko Krasochoria, Limassol, Cyprus
Domaine Lyrarakis, Okto Red, Crete
Kyperounda, Commandaria Limassol, Cyprus Crete and Santorini offer some of the most exciting, authentic white wines made in the Mediterranean today. From Santorini the acclaimed Haridimos Hatzidakis has fashioned a traditionally late harvest, almost saline style of Assyrtiko. Though full bodied and thoroughly intense, this wine affords pairing opportunities with a wide array of fish and poultry dishes.

Nearby Crete is home of some of the rarest white grapes in the Hellenic world, and the single vineyard apply Thrapsathiri and bay-scented Dafni are a delightful alternative to almost every other white wine you’ve ever tasted. As a blend of some of these Cretan white varieties incubated by Lyrarakis, the reds Kotitsifali and Mandilari combine  with Syrah for a fruit-laden style of wine.

Across Homer’s ‘wine-dark sea’ sits Cyprus. Though still only constituting some 4% of red wine vines in production, Maratheftiko is fast showing its mettle as a high quality red grape. Akis and Marcos Zambartas are becoming masters at taming its firm tannins whilst correspondingly showing off its fragrant violet bouquet. From aloft the highest winery and vineyards in Europe, Kyperounda’s Commandaria shows how great this hugely complex liquorous wine can be without the mask of fortification.
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