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Stilianou, Crete Great Mother Dry Red 2019 750ml (13.5% ABV)

Stilianou, Crete Great Mother Dry Red 2019 750ml (13.5% ABV)

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The most stubborn and tannic indigenous Cretan variety, Mandilari, in a flash-maceration vinification, named after Great Mother, the mother goddess of the ancient Minoans.

-info from eklektikon

  • Grower: Stilianou
  • Grapes: 100% Mandilari 
  • Appellation: PGI Crete
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Viticulture:  Organic (certified)
  • Vinification: Straight forward natural vinification, with a flash 1-day maceration in inox, with a soft press and short aging on its lees, and bottling without filtration, fining, but a few sulfites at bottling.
  • Notes: Light red with nutty and forest fruit notes, and a bright, salty palate.
  • Climate: Mediterranean.
  • Soil: Limestone with some rock
  • Vine age: Planted between 1980 and 2006
  • Altitude: 380m
  • Slope: 12%
  • Planting density: 3,500 plants / ha
  • Yield: 2-3kg / plant
  • Irrigation: None
  • Spraying: None
  • Harvesting: Manual (20kg plastic crates)
  • Maceration: Stainless steel (1 day)
  • Yeast: Ambient (spontaneous fermentation with no temperature control for 15 days)
  • Malolactic: Natural (completed)
  • Maturation: 5 months on its lees in stainless steel
  • Clarification: None
  • Filtration: None
  • Production: 2,800 lt
  • Acidity: 5.70 gr/l
  • RS: 0 gr/l
  • Total sulfites 25 mg/l