Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%
Category: Varietal Wine of Crete
Ageing: 7 -8 years
Volume: 14% vol / Acidity: 5.6g/l / pH: 3.65
Remaining Sugars: 0.2 g/l
Vineyard: Gallos Rethymno
Altitude: 300 m
Age: 11 years
Cabernet Sauvignon: This French variety of world-renown is considered to be the king of all varieties. This vine thrives the world over and is considered to be one of the finest varieties or ageing. The wine wrought from this variety are easily distinguishable due to its deep ruby colour, intense body, high content in tannins and the characteristic aromatic presence. Liatiko: One of the oldest red varieties of Crete. The wine wrought from this variety is of high alcholic volume, a soft taste and fast ageing capabilities. A wine that may be distinguished by its strong aroma, and soft colour.
The grape is harvested by hand, in the first week of September. The grapes are selected with the greatest of care from the vine and the collection of the must is carried out with gentle pressure. The must is decanted at a low temperature for a few hours and the vinification commences at between 16 -19° C. The wine is then decanted and is left to rest in the lees for approximately two months.
Deep ruby red. Complex aroma of cherry, blackberry and plum, with cinnamon, carnation, licorice and chocolate. A rich full mouth with a perfect balance of alchohol,
acidity and tannins. A long and intense aftertaste. To be served at 14 -16° C and is the perfect accompaniment to game, stewed meat and a large selection of cheese.
Her King: Cabernet Sauvignon is the King of the red varieties, which combined with the Cretan Liatiko, results in an aromatic and balanced blend. Without Sauvignon Blanc, this blend would not exist, which is precisely why it is named Her King.