Diamantakis, Diamenopetra Red 2016
Ruby red color with purple hues in the glass. Ripe red fruits dominate the nose with cherry, plum, blackberry stealing the show. Violet, crushed black pepper seeds form a rich and complex aromatic profile. Noticeable, rounded tannins, charming acidity, with a pleasant aftertaste leaves a sweet, spicy sensation in the mouth.
Diamantopetra Red is a combination of two charming, distinctive red grape varieties. The Cretan Mandilari offers the strength, tannins and the acidity while the international and distinguished Syrah brings in richness and firmness of the wine.
Diamantakis winery was founded in 2007 by the family members of Nikolaos G. Diamantakis: Ioannis, Michalis and Zacharias. The first two ones are third-generation vine-growers who have extensive experience in viticulture and are in charge of the winery’s vineyards; whereas Zacharias, having studied oenology, is involved in the process of winemaking and promoting the wine. It is located southwest of the city of Heraklion, outside the village of Kato Assites. The region has a long history in vine cultivation and the production of wines and spirits.