Although production on the island of Crete centres around olive oil, it is slowly retuning back to its roots of wine production. One of these wineries turning back the tide is the family run estate of Diamantakis, founded in 2007 by Nikolaos G. Diamantakis and his sons Ioannis, Michalis and Zacharias. The first two are third-generation vine-growers who have extensive experience in viticulture and are in charge of the winery’s vineyards whereas Zacharias, having studied oenology, is involved in the process of winemaking and promoting the wine. The region has a long history in vine cultivation and the production of wines and spirits. The love and passion of the Diamantakis family is for high quality wine, their long tradition in viticulture being the motivation to create a small winery in the area. Working predominantly with indigenous varieties like Vidiano, Mandilaria, Liatiko, Malvasia di Candia as well as Assyrtiko and Syrah, they strongly believe in the potential and ability of the local varieties to give exceptional wines.
Diamantakis Prinos Red 2018
“The color is quite purple with red highlights. On the nose, fresh, aromatic due to an intense bouquet of black pepper and blackberries which is followed by scents of violet, typical of Syrah variety. Medium volume body with balanced acidity and tannins give a rich, juicy and velvet mouthfeel. It is best consumed at a temperature of 16-17?C. It is suggested with red meat, poultry, pasta with red sauces and rich, yellow cheese.
“Classic red vinification, quick extraction (2-2.5 days), fermentation at low temperatures in order to preserve fruity features and freshness of the grape variety. Bottling is occurred few months after vinification.