Kotsifali-Syrah | ALEXAKIS WINERY


 Kotsifali-Syrah

A one-of-a-kind blend: Syrah with the indigenous red variety of Crete, the mighty Kotsifali Intense dark red, with a complex bouquet, reminiscent

of forest fruits and hints of green pepper.

A well-structured velvety taste in the mouth, flawless balanced acidity and long aftertaste.

Wine Colour
Red
Category 1
Dry

Extra Info

Vinyard - Microclimate
Our Syrah comes from the northwestern vineyards in Heraklion region, while our Kotsifali from selected vineyards cultivated within the vine-growing zone, at altitudes of 400-700m. The microclimate here is marked by cold winters and hot summers and made milder by the presence of northwesterly winds coming from the Aegean Sea. This type of climate is ideal for the production of extremely fine wines with rich aromas. The soil is sandy clay loam, rich in calcium, on medium slopes, mainly facing northwest. Cultivation interventions focus on two directions: increase of the useful leaf area, where necessary, and short but frequent watering during the ripening stage, if needed, to avoid dehydration. Apart from the intense expression of the characteristic aromas of the varieties, our goal here is to present full phenolic maturity. Plantation density is from 3.300 to 4.170 vines per hectare and production does not exceed 40hl per hectare.
Cultivation Type
Conventional
Category 2
Quiet
Wine Varieties
Syrah 40, Kotsifali 60
Duration of aging in barrel (months)
12

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