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Liatiko 2012 - Idaia Winery
Idaia Winery

LIATIKO 2012 - IDAIA WINERY

  Greece / Heraklion
€20.20
17.90
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Why do we love it?

Liatiko is a local Cretan variety, whith its name derivingfrom the month of harvest wich is July (Ioulios). It is a red variety that gives elegant dry red wines, but is best known for its excellent results in sweet wines.
The relationship of Iouliatko or Liatiko with growers of Crete is lost in depth of time. Evolution of sweet "Malvasia"- type wines, Liatiko was produced and marketed by the Cretans from the Byzantine years. Over the years the winemaking techniques evolved, were tested, improved and gave a sweet, dessert wine which conquered the island.

In one of the best versions and one of the most impressive bottles, the Liatiko 2005 from Idea Winery impresses wherever it appears and gets a lot of distinctions! After being sun dried for a few days, the concentrated juice stays in oak barrels for 3 years, getting all the complexity and smoky character it needs. Enjoy it iced (8-10oC) as an aperitif or have it cool (15οC) as a desert. Prepare for an experience!

COLOR

RED

AROMA

VERY FRUITY

BODY

FULL

ACIDITY

MEDIUM

Tastes Like

Weak red color with amber highlights in the glass.

Raisin aromas, fig, dried fruit, caramel, coffee and chocolate fill the nose before even getting close!

The full body and impressive proportion of acidity and sweetness, make Liatiko pleasantly sweet, without tiring the palate. The sweet burnt caramel flavor remains on the palate for a while in the long-lasting aftertaste.

Technical stuff
Color Red
Type Naturally sweet
Year 2012
Alcohol
Origin Heraklion, Crete
Variety Liatiko
Aromas dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, tobaco
Bottle Size 750ml
Barrique 3 years
Serving temperature 8°C
Aging 15 years
Closure Cork
Organic No

LIATIKO 2012 - IDAIA WINERY

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Enjoy it on its own, chilled as an aperitif or accompany a chocolate soufflé and dried fruit.

The adventurous should pair it with mature cheeses.

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