Cretan Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of the red wine grape varieties. It offers wonderful flavors consisting of blackcurrants, blackberry, chocolate and leather.
The beauty of this resilient red wine grape is the many different styles of wine is capable of yielding.
Cretan wine is wine from the Greek island of Crete. It has a long history since wine was certainly being made by the Minoans since the Bronze Age. Our winery is located in the village of Psihro. Like the other wineries of Crete in Greece, we are constantly striving to highlight the quality of Greek wines all over the world.
Crete is like a wine ark carrying marvelous indigenous varieties as well as foreign ones which have adapted very well to the local terrain with very positive results.
Local white varieties include Vilana, one of the island’s top white wine grapes, Vidiano, Dafni, Thrapsathiri, Malvazia di Candia (Malvazia of Chandakas), Muscat of Spina, and Plyto. Red varieties include Kotsifali, Mantilari, Liatiko, Tsardana and legendary Romeiko.
Cretan wine-makers have furthered the old traditional ways complementing them with knowledge acquired by new developments, taking consumers’ preferences into consideration. Oenologists test varieties, experiment and come up with new aromas and flavors, in order to create choice wines to suit every palate!