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 White 2017
Bright yellow color with greenish hints.The aromatic bouquet astonishes you when you approach it in the nose. Fruity and intense with prominent aromas of peach, pineapple, banana and lemon blossom. In the mouth, balanced acidity and aftertaste is long as leaving you a fresh, fruity and fulfilling sensation. It is best consumed at a temperature of 10oC. It is suggested with poultry, fish, seafood, salads and fruits.
Our goal was to blend two grape varieties Malvasia di Candia Aromatica and Chardonnay in order to create an aromatic wine. Separate vinification for each grape variety. A pre-fermentation cold- extraction precedes the alcoholic fermentation which is held at 17oC. A three months maturation of the wine on its fine lees is occurred before bottling.