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Lyrarakis Thrapsathiri Armi Vineyard 2013

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Sweet, fruity red wine. Made from 100% Mavrodaphne., meaning black laurel, is mainly found in the Peloponnesean regions of Achaia and Ilia as well as the Ionian Islands. It is blended with the Korinthiaki grape to produce a delicious fortified dessert wine, known as Mavrodaphne.

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Lyrarakis Wines:
Brought up in this environment, in 1966 the founders of the company decided to become professionally involved with the production of wine. The founding of the company was accompanied by planting some of the best local wine varieties, namely the white Vilana, and the reds Kotsifali and Mandilaria. The winery is situated in one of the most noteworthy vineyard regions of Crete, namely at Alagni,... Read more
Brought up in this environment, in 1966 the founders of the company decided to become professionally involved with the production of wine. The founding of the company was accompanied by planting some of the best local wine varieties, namely the white Vilana, and the reds Kotsifali and Mandilaria. The winery is situated in one of the most noteworthy vineyard regions of Crete, namely at Alagni, Heraklion, the most mountainous village of the appellation area (AOC) of PEZA. The company only started bottling wines under the Lyrarakis family brand in the early nineties. The first vintage of Lyrarakis was 1992, until then all the production was sold in bulk to major wineries of Greece or abroad. Today, the company is managed by the second generation. The family vineyard comprises of 14 hectares of gravel soil on limestone and is situated on an average altitude of 550 meters. Since the late eighties special attention is paid to rare Cretan varieties. In particular the white varieties “Dafni” and “Plyto” that have been saved from extinction constitute a source of pride for the vine-grower Manolis Lyrarakis. Vilana, White Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc complement the range of white varieties. As far as the red varieties are concerned, the local Kotsifali, Mandilari, and Black Muscat are complemented by the foreign varieties Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The family and technical team puts a lot of effort into experimenting with smaller batches of other native varieties, in the hope to be able to offer you new exciting wines soon. The company is recognized as the leading quality producer on the island, focusing on the use of native varieties - some blends also use foreign varieties. The family is credited for reviving the two ancient local white varieties, Dafni and Plyto, which are part of the company’s range of wines called “The Treasures of Crete”. The latest pride in our “Treasures of Crete” range of wines is the oaked red wine from 100% Mandilari, the red variety that was never vinificated by itself on Crete. Lyrarakis is also credited for being the first winery of Crete to blend the native Kotsifali variety with Syrah, in order to create an unusually exciting red blend, back in the late nineties. Lyrarakis wines have won numerous international awards and are exported in most of the European countries and abroad (USA & CANADA). The winery is located at the northern side of the community of Alagni, almost in the middle of the small plateau. The construction of the new bottling facility finished in 2004. After that, the family also finished the first phase of the renovation of the visitable cellar, where the oak barrels are stored and bottle aging takes place. The cellar can now welcome visitors on a regular basis. Read less

Member Reviews for Lyrarakis Thrapsathiri Armi Vineyard

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Snooth User: danmac
2218186
4.00 5
07/26/2009

Dark, thick and sweet. Much like a port, at least to my untrained palate.

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  • Snooth User: kezzii
    8806615
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2003 08/04/2011

    Not a fan of red wine as a rule but tried this and i love it.Very easy to drink.


    Snooth User: sjkyne
    6084405
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2003 10/11/2010

    Very sweet and smooth.


    Snooth User: Jonathanb
    10205616
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2003 11/29/2008

    Four glasses


    Snooth User: leelzebub
    88782425
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 1987 08/20/2011

    Three and a half glasses


    Snooth User: duncan 906
    4252741,711
    4.00 5
    Vintage: NV 04/02/2012

    I got given this at Christmas.Greek wine cellars was founded by the Kourtaki family in the 19th century and they still own it and it is now Greece's largest wine producer and exporter.The wine is made near the town of Patras from the Mavrodaphne grape,a variety that goes back to antiquity and is unique to Greece.The wine is 15%ABV as it is slightly fortified and has a very sweet and fruity taste reminiscent of dates or raisins.I t would make a good aperitif or a good accompaniment to a plate of bread and cheese which is how I had it.It is a good alternative to a port as it has less alchol and more fruit.The only similar wine I have had is a Banyuls from the South of France


    Snooth User: annieok76
    47779160
    2.00 5
    Vintage: NV 06/09/2010

    This wine was recommended to me as a good sweet dessert wine so I only have me and my husbands opinion to give. It is very sweet and it packs a punch, there is a lot of alcohol in this wine. However, it is very prune flavored or perhaps raisin flavored with a smokiness. I am not a wine expert by any means its just my 2 cents.


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    External Reviews for Lyrarakis Thrapsathiri Armi Vineyard

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    Source: Luxurious Drinks
    09/26/2013

    Red wine - Mavrodaphne red Liquer wine - Greece - Region: Achaia - Apellation: Achaia - Mavrodafni - 750 ml.


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    Source: Luxurious Drinks
    08/18/2012

    Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - Mavrodaphne red Liquer wine - Greece - Region: Achaia - Apellation: Achaia - Mavrodafni - 750 ml.


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    10/22/2014

    Red wine Mavrodaphne red Liquer wine Greece Region: Achaia Apellation: Achaia Mavrodafni 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: 2004 02/22/2010

    "This thick, purple mavrodaphne reserve has gone the way of a tawny Port, age simultaneously lightening and deepening its flavors. Now the fruit is more baked apple and apricot, while the freshness has turned to truffle, spice and deep caramel. Most remarkedly, the sweetness has mellowed considerably, giving plenty of ripe flavors while finishing light and clean." -Wines & Spirits


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    Vintage: 2004 04/12/2011

    This thick, purple mavrodaphne reserve has gone the way of a tawny Port, age simultaneously lightening and deepening its flavors. Now the fruit is more baked apple and apricot, while the freshness ha


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2003 10/24/2011

    Grape Variety : MavrodaphneType of wine : Sweet RedTasting notes : A chestnut-browny red, full-bodied, very dense structure, raisins, figues, jam of roses, dried fruits, walnuts and almonds create an explosive scenery for a port wine connaisseur! The finish is sublime, its sweetness is well balanced by the gentle burning of the alcohol, pointing out an excellent digestif!Technical information : This sweet Mavrodaphne is made from the Mavrodaphne grape. During fermentation, once the level of sugars desired is achieved, the producer fortifies this wine with fine eau de vie from our own production using indigenous grapes. It is then matured in oak French barrels for 5 years. - Winery ** Please Allow 2-3 Weeks Delivery Time **


    External Review
    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: NV 09/27/2011

    This thick, purple mavrodaphne reserve has gone the way of a tawny Port, age simultaneously lightening and deepening its flavors. Now the fruit is more baked apple and apricot, while the freshness has turned to truffle, spice and deep caramel. Most remarkably, the sweetness has mellowed considerably, giving plenty of ripe flavors while finishing light and clean. Pour it with sweet rusks at the end of the meal.


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    Sweet, fruity red wine. Made from 100% Mavrodaphne., meaning black laurel, is mainly found in the Peloponnesean regions of Achaia and Ilia as well as the Ionian Islands. It is blended with the Korinthiaki grape to produce a delicious fortified dessert wine, known as Mavrodaphne.

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