Home Wines Red Manousakis 'Nostos Blend' Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Roussanne

Manousakis 'Nostos Blend' Syrah-Mourvedre-Grenache-Roussanne

The grapes for this brilliant red are a classic Southern Rhône blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Roussanne. If you were served this wine in a line-up of top Châteauneuf you would be hard pressed to pick it. There is plenty of plump fruit, but with its sturdy backbone of tannin, vanilla oak and acidity, everything is balanced. None of this should come as a surprise, as Laurence Féraud, the winemaker at Domaine du Pegau, a top Châteauneuf estate is a consultant at Manousakis! This is brilliant wine from start to finish but eminently drinkable now or in ten years! Perfect with robust red meat dishes and traditional Greek dishes such as Moussaka and all meat stews.
As low as £36.00

Type: Dry Red
Varietal Composition: Syrah, Mouvedre, Grenanche, Roussanne
Region: Crete

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Manousakis Winery, Vatolakos, Crete

The winery was founded in 1983 when Ted Manousakis wanted to re-connect with his Cretan heritage. Fourteen years later, his daughter Alexandra returned to join the business too. The winery is the culmination of the father and daughter’s dream, to produce and share world-class wine in a place they love. Since Ted is neither an oenologist nor a viticulturist, he carefully selected an expert team of consultants, including Laurence Feraud, Pascal Marchand, and many others to conduct research. They concluded that the Mediterranean varieties of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Roussanne would grow best on the scent-filled terroir of the Lefka Ori Mountains of western Crete. Their production methods are motivated by a belief in organic farming: respecting the environment is crucial, along with being sensitive to the balance of the ecosystem and encouraging sustainable development. Their vineyard workers treat each vine by hand, with individual attention and care. Due to the variation of soil conditions, they practice customised farming and a ‘mosaic’ style of cultivation, which is necessary for uniform fruit ripeness and the production of great quality wines. The word ‘Nostos’ appearing on many of the labels translates as ‘a yearning to come home’ and this is at the heart of the Manousakis philosophy. As well as their Cretan wines, Manousakis also produce a traditional Cretan Tsikoudia, the local name for the grape marc spirit, from Roussanne.

More from Manousakis Winery, Vatolakos, Crete

Copyright © 2022-present Maltby&Greek Wholesale Limited. All rights reserved.