Winery Lyrarakis - Karnari Kotsifali

Winery Lyrarakis Karnari Kotsifali

Wine of Greece Red wine of Crete in Greece
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(Average of the reviews for all vintages combined and from several consumer review sources)
Tasters generally liked this wine.
The Karnari Kotsifali of Winery Lyrarakis is a red wine from the region of Crete.
This wine generally goes well with

Wine flavors and olphactive analysis

On the nose the Karnari Kotsifali of Winery Lyrarakis in the region of Crete often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or oak and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, black fruit or dried fruit.

Details and technical informations about Winery Lyrarakis's Karnari Kotsifali.

Grape varieties
Region/Great wine region
Style of wine
Contains sulfites

Discover the grape variety: Merlot noir

This grape variety most certainly originates from the Bordeaux region and is registered in the Official Catalogue of vine varieties, list A1. According to genetic analyses carried out in Montpellier (Hérault), it is the result of a cross between the magdeleine noire des Charentes and the cabernet franc. It should also be noted that it is the half-brother of the côt or malbec and that it is not the black form of the white merlot, but its resemblance reminds us that it is indeed a descendant.

Last vintages of this wine

Karnari Kotsifali - 2017
In the top 100 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.4 1 1 1 0 0
Karnari Kotsifali - 2016
In the top 100 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.6 1 1 1 0.5 0
Karnari Kotsifali - 2015
In the top 100 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.2 1 1 1 0 0
Karnari Kotsifali - 2014
In the top 100 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.8 1 1 1 0.5 0
Karnari Kotsifali - 2012
In the top 100 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 4.1 1 1 1 1 0

The best vintages of Karnari Kotsifali from Winery Lyrarakis are 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2015.

Informations about the Winery Lyrarakis

The winery offers 52 different wines.
Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is in the top 20 of the best estates in the region
It is located in Crete

The Winery Lyrarakis is one of of the world's great estates. It offers 39 wines for sale in the of Crete to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top wine Crete
In the top 950 of of Greece wines
In the top 150 of of Crete wines
In the top 150000 of red wines
In the top 200000 wines of the world

The wine region of Crete

The wine region du Crete in Greece. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Lyrarakis or the Domaine Economou (Oikonomoy) produce mainly wines white, red and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Crete are Vidiano, Vilana and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Crete often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, cocoa or raisin and sometimes also flavors of mushroom, red cherry or red fruit.

We currently count 66 estates and châteaux in the of Crete, producing 378 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Crete go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or vegetarian.

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The word of the wine: Anthocyanins

Phenolic compounds present in the skin of grapes that give colour to red wines during maceration.

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