Lykos Winery "Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos" 2016

100% Agiorgitiko
A still red wine from the Evia region of Greece.


Evolved & complex. Sour cherries & sandal wood.

Tasting Notes

Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos has a beautiful ruby colour.

On the nose the bouquet is complex with sour cherries and tarragon notes evolving into leather, sandal wood, liquorice, graphite….

The mouthfeel is smooth and full with soft tannins . On the mouth the fruit is still very present yet it closes with evolved notes of dark chocolate and coffee.

The finish is persistent and very pleasant!

92
Score 92

My score / points

Lykos Winery "Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos" 2016
Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos (2016) Review
Estate making Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos Estate Lykos Winery
Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos (2016) Label Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos
Style of Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos Style Red & Still
Country of Lykos Winery Country Greece
Region of Lykos Winery Region Evia
Grape blend of Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos Grapes Agiorgitiko
Vintage of Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos Vintage 2016
My review of Kratistos by Apostolos Lykos Points
92

Note that the wines sampled here were provided to me for free, by the producer or a stockist of theirs.

   

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Agiorgitiko

Varietal

Agiorgitiko is the most planted red grape variety in Greece. This grape was traditionally grown in the Nemea region, in the Peloponnese. Now, though, it can be found in other regions including Attika (Attica) and Makedonia (Macedonia).

Agiorgitiko is a “versatile” grape that produces very different styles of wine, from light rosés to sweet wines. Yet Agiorgitiko is most associated with a red dry style of wine, either young and jolly or oak matured and aged.

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Greek wine

Greece has produced wine for thousands of years. The first evidence of wine production date back to the Neolitic era. Having said that, it’s the Mycenaeans who were responsible for spreading viticulture and wine consumption in mainland Greece and the Aegean islands. It was the Mycenaeans again who started trading wine with neighbouring countries. By doing so, they extended wine culture throughout the Mediterranean and increasing its economical importance at the same time.

One can find vineyards in every corner of Greece, from the northern Thrace, to Attica and the Peloponnese, to Crete and the islands. Every region has indigenous grapes, specific soil and traditions around wine.

In recent years Greek wine has seen a revival. That happened especially after the latest generation of winemakers came back from studying abroad with new ideas and a fresh approach to their land. Add this to Greece terroir and variety of indigenous grapes and you get a country that wine-wise is very much worth exploring!

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