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Manousakis Single Variety Tsikoudia 40% 500ml

Manousakis Winery produce this Cretan tsikoudia from their Roussanne grapes. A distilation of the grape marcs, leftover from wine production, tsikoudia, raki or tsipouro is a fine Greek spirit with a long tradition in Greece that can be used as an aperitif or a digestive, but is usually consumed with a meal.
Type: Tsikoudia or Raki
Variety: Roussanne
Soil: Schist, sandy clay loamy.
Altitude: 320-600 meters (1050-1950ft) 
Alcohol: 40% vol.
Distillation : Single distillation of grape marc in copper stills with plateau
Production: 3,000 bottles

Net content: 500ml

Packaging: Glass bottle

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

Ingredients: 40% Alcohol

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.

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