Diamantopetra Red - Protected Geographical Indication "Crete" | Diamantakis Winery


Diamantopetra Red -  Protected Geographical Indication


Diamantopetra Red combines the features and potential of two charming, distinctive red grape varieties. The Cretan Mandilari offers the strength, the rough tannins and the acidity while the international and distinguished Syrah brings in richness and firmness of the wine. Diamantopetra Red has a deep, red color and  offers an expressive and charming profile full of scents and flavours.The 12-month aging process in oak barrels creates an exuberant wine with an intense bouquet of aromas, dominated by blackberry and pepper and a pronounced acidity.

Wine Colour
Red
Category 1
Dry
Volume
13.5%
Bottle Content
750ml

Extra Info

Vinyard - Microclimate

Vineyards "Trochala", "Pefki" & "Voros"

Year of planting vineyards
2002, 2005
Harvest Season

15th - 30th September for Mandilari, 25th August – 15th September for Syrah

Cultivation Type
Conventional
Awards

International Wine Challenge 2010

Diamantopetra Red 2008, silver medal

Vienna Wine Challenge 2010

Diamantopetra Red 2008, silver medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011

Diamantopetra Red 2009, silver medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Recommended Diamantopetra Red 2010

Greek Wine Awards 2013

Diamantopetra Red 2010, silver medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Recommended Diamantopetra Red 2011

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

Diamantopetra Red 2012, bronze medal

Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2015

Diamantopetra Red 2012, silver medal

Greek Wine Awards 2016

Diamantopetra Red 2013, silver medal

Vinalies Internationales 2016 

Diamantopetra Red 2013, silver medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Diamantopetra Red 2013, silver medal

Mediterranean International Wine & Spirits Challenge, Terravino Israel 2016

Diamantopetra Red 2014, gold medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Diamantopetra Red 2014, silver medal

Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018

Diamantopetra Red 2015, silver medal

Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019

Diamantopetra Red 2016, silver medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Diamantopetra Red 2016, bronze medal

Wine Olymp Awards 2018

Diamantopetra Red 2016, bronze medal

Sommelier Choice Awards 2019

Diamantopetra Red 2016, bronze medal

Category 2
Quiet
Regional
Wine Varieties
Syrah 70%, Mandilari 30%
Vinification method
Separate vinification for each grape variety. Classic red vinification, fermentation is controlled in low temperature. During the extraction process, we  practice different pump overs for the two grape varieties: while the pump overs are more frequent for Syrah,the tanicity of the Mandilari grape makes us do them less frequently. A 12 months vintage in American and French oak barrels is followed.
Duration of aging in barrel (months)
12
Proposed year of aging in the bottle (months)
72
Serving temperature (oC)
17-18oC
Flavors Harmony

It is best consumed at room temperature, 17-18oC. It is suggested with grilled and roasted red meat with rich sauces, Cretan lamb called "antikristo" and very well aged, rich yellow cheese including Cretan Graviera.


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