Top 100 wines of Heraklion

Discover the top 100 best wines of Heraklion of Heraklion as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Heraklion and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Heraklion

The wine region of Heraklion is located in the region of Crete of Greece. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Zacharioudakis or the Domaine Alexakis produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Heraklion are Vilana, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Vidiano, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Heraklion often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, spices or smoke and sometimes also flavors of grass, vegetal or honey.

We currently count 10 estates and châteaux in the of Heraklion, producing 77 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Heraklion go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food.

Discover the grape variety: Assyrtiko

This is a very old grape variety grown in Greece, particularly in the southern Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, and more specifically in the Santorini archipelago. It is related to gaidouria and platani. In this country, it is quite often "associated" with other grape varieties such as aïdani, athiri, malagousia, ... . Assyrtiko can be found in Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, the United States, Mexico, South Africa, etc. Little known in France, it is nevertheless registered in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties, list A.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Heraklion

wines from the region of Heraklion go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of stuffed zucchini, leg of lamb in butterfly (barbecue) or balinese-style bonito.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Heraklion

On the nose in the region of Heraklion often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, vegetal or citrus and sometimes also flavors of peach, minerality or apricot.

News from the vineyard of Heraklion

The Mâcon plus appellation seen by Charles Lamboley

Charles Lamboley, marketing and communication director from Vignerons des Terres Secrètes, explains the differences between the appellation Mâcon-Villages and Mâcon plus a geographical denomination. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (March 2020). The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of t ...

Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on

In 2001, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Meanwhile in the UK, Tony Blair led the Labour Party to its second landslide victory. A lot can change over the course of 20 years. According to many Rhône winemakers and wine collectors, this is how long a bottle of Hermitage should lay undisturbed until you open it. Is it really worth the wait? I recently tasted 11 Hermitage 2001s – seven red, two white, two sweet – to test the 20 year hypothesis and see how these ...

EU grants member states the right to use resistant hybrid varieties in appellation wines

Following a recent modification of EU rules, member states are now allowed to employ resistant varieties in the production of wines with protected denominations of origin (PDO). The decision, published last week in the Official Journal of the European Union, is part of a wider revision of previous regulations that established common quality schemes, organisation of the market, definitions, descriptions, presentations, and labelling of European agricultural products and foodstuffs. Before the ann ...

Top wines in regions and sub-regions of Heraklion