The Winery Lyrarakis in Aegean Sea

The winery offers 55 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is ranked in the top 8 of the estates of Aegean Sea.
It is located in Aegean Sea

The Winery Lyrarakis is one of the largest wineries in the world. It offers 55 wines for sale in of Aegean Sea to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Winery Lyrarakis wines

Looking for the best Winery Lyrarakis wines in Aegean Sea among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Winery Lyrarakis wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Winery Lyrarakis wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top white wines of Winery Lyrarakis

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Winery Lyrarakis

How Winery Lyrarakis wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of round zucchini stuffed with tuna, yellow risotto with mussels or lamb tagine with prunes.

Organoleptic analysis of white wines of Winery Lyrarakis

On the nose the white wine of Winery Lyrarakis. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, spices or gooseberry and sometimes also flavors of elderflower, mango or oil.

The best vintages in the white wines of Winery Lyrarakis

  • 2019 With an average score of 3.83/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.73/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.65/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.65/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.63/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.61/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Winery Lyrarakis.

  • Vilana
  • Vidiano
  • Assyrtiko
  • Plyto
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Discovering the wine region of Aegean Sea

The Turkey/tr-aegean">Aegean Islands – the most famous of which are Greece/crete">Crete, Dodecanese/rhodes">Rhodes, Samos and Cyclades/santorini">Santorini – lie in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. The islands have a Long and influential winemaking history spanning thousands of years, but in the modern day are most famous for Santorini's Dry, minerally, white wines made from Assyrtico-based white wines made from Assyrtico. The Aegean Sea covers roughly 83,000 square miles (215,000 sq km) between the Southern coast of Greek Macedonia and Crete in the south. Several groups of islands make up the Aegean archipelago, including the Sporades in the North, the Dodecanese just off the coast of Turkey and the Cyclades near the Attica coast.

Vines are grown on nearly every inhabited island in the Aegean Sea. The Minoan civilization on Crete is thought to have been the first in Europe, and wine production dates back to at least 5000B. C. , as evidenced by ancient wine Presses that have been discovered across the island.

The 5th Century BC poet Homer described the thriving wine trade in the Aegean in both the Iliad and the Odyssey, and discoveries across the Mediterranean basin of ancient amphorae bearing Aegean insignia suggest that wine was one of the chief economies here in classical Greece. The famed Malvasia-based Sweet wines were produced on many of the Aegean Islands during the period of Venetian rule in the Middle Ages, particularly on Crete, Rhodes and Paros. These wines were exported across Europe between the 14th and 17th Centuries, slating the thirst of well-to-do Parisians, Londoners and Fiorentini. Unfortunately, the period of Ottoman rule that followed saw a major decline in this trade, as well as in wine production across the Aegean Islands.

The top red wines of Winery Lyrarakis

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Winery Lyrarakis

How Winery Lyrarakis wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef gravlax, marinated leg of lamb with herbs or chicken tagine.

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Winery Lyrarakis

On the nose the red wine of Winery Lyrarakis. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, microbio or oak and sometimes also flavors of spices, red fruit or black fruit.

The best vintages in the red wines of Winery Lyrarakis

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.89/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 3.88/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.77/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Winery Lyrarakis.

  • Kotsifali
  • Mandilaria
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Liatiko
  • Merlot

Discover the grape variety: Vilana

A very old grape variety grown in Greece - one of the main ones - most often at high altitude, it is said to have originated on the island of Crete. It can also be found in Italy, but is practically unknown in France. D.N.A. analyses have shown that it is related to Thrapsthiri and Vidiano.

The top pink wines of Winery Lyrarakis

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Winery Lyrarakis

How Winery Lyrarakis wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beer goulash, lamb stew or turkey paupiettes in poultry sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wines of Winery Lyrarakis

On the nose the pink wine of Winery Lyrarakis. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, citrus or minerality and sometimes also flavors of strawberries, raspberry or tomatoes.

The best vintages in the pink wines of Winery Lyrarakis

  • 2019 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.75/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.64/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.60/5

The grape varieties most used in the pink wines of Winery Lyrarakis.

  • Liatiko
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Kotsifali
  • Mandilaria
  • Merlot

The word of the wine: Biodynamics

Biodynamic farming method initiated by Rudolf Steiner which forbids all chemical treatments based on synthetic products. Biodynamics is based on the interaction between the movements of the planets and the development of plants and uses preparations based on organic and mineral materials.

The top sweet wines of Winery Lyrarakis

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Winery Lyrarakis

How Winery Lyrarakis wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Winery Lyrarakis

On the nose the sweet wine of Winery Lyrarakis. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of oak, tree fruit or spices.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Winery Lyrarakis

  • 2015 With an average score of 4.30/5

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Winery Lyrarakis.

  • Assyrtiko
  • Dafni
  • Thrapsathiri
  • Vidiano

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

The top sparkling wines of Winery Lyrarakis

Food and wine pairings with a sparkling wine of Winery Lyrarakis

How Winery Lyrarakis wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of coconut chicken curry in thermomix or chocolate mug cake.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wines of Winery Lyrarakis

On the nose the sparkling wine of Winery Lyrarakis. often reveals types of flavors of microbio, tree fruit.

The best vintages in the sparkling wines of Winery Lyrarakis

  • 2016 With an average score of 3.20/5

The grape varieties most used in the sparkling wines of Winery Lyrarakis.

  • Muscat Blanc
  • Vilana
  • Vidiano

The word of the wine: Côte des Bar

This is the name given to the vineyards of the Aube, which are closer to Burgundy, and some of the wines produced here bear witness to this proximity. The pinot noir dominates, the meunier is practically absent. Two crus have become references: Riceys, where a rosé without bubbles is also produced, and Montgueux near Troyes, renowned for its Chardonnay.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Winery Lyrarakis

Planning a wine route in the of Aegean Sea? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Winery Lyrarakis.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

News about Winery Lyrarakis and wines from the region

Rhône Valley Wine Tour with Matt Walls

We are excited to announce the first of Decanter’s Wine Experiences, a series of carefully curated wine trips hosted by our regional wine specialists. Each trip is a carefully tailored once-in-a-lifetime experience that will grant guests access to the best vineyards, restaurants and wine experts of the region.   Starting with a trip to the Rhône valley, Matt Walls will be hosting the first Decanter Wine Experience, imparting his knowledge of the region which he has honed over the years while rep ...

Chablis wines with Joe Fattorini in The Wine Show @Home

In this first episode of a series dedicated to Chablis wines on @The Wine Show @Home, wine expert and TV host Joe Fattorini introduces the vineyards and the wines of Chablis through a tasting of three wines: a Petit Chablis, a Chablis and a Chablis Premier Cru. #PureChablis #BourgogneWines #Chablis ...

The Saint-Véran appellation investigated through its geology and geography

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 the Saint-Véran appellation.The exercice is particularly complex as there are so many variables that make up the terroir throughout its geographical area. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program broadcasted in June 2021. Retrouvez-nous sur les réseaux so ...

The word of the wine: Biodynamics

Biodynamic farming method initiated by Rudolf Steiner which forbids all chemical treatments based on synthetic products. Biodynamics is based on the interaction between the movements of the planets and the development of plants and uses preparations based on organic and mineral materials.