by Markus Stolz

Tamiolaki, Crete

byMarkus Stolz
February 23, 2009, 0 Comments

The red wines come from vines that are about 8 years old. The red wines should be watched as the vines mature. The quality is consistent across all wines tasted.
2008 Profasi white – VdP Crete, Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Dafni, Muscat de Spina 14.5
Pale lemon colour, very nice fruityness on the nose, also floral characters. It has an elegant palate of summer fruits and flowers, combined with buttery richness. AVIN1895274693060
2008 Vidiano – Plyto white – VdP Crete, Vidiano, Plyto 14.5
Soft lemon colour. The wine has been aged for 4 months in barrels. The nose seems a bit closed, with fruit and flower character. It is very fresh and crisp on the palate, with a nice soft buttery element. AVIN3885193141665
2008 Profasi rosé – VdP Crete, Syrah, Kotsifali 14.5
Extremly bright and rich pink colour. The nose is dominated by fresh flowers. The wine tastes very crisp and fresh on the palate, it is medium sweet in style. AVIN2132199858112
2006 Profasi red – Peza AOC, 80% Kotsifali, 20% Mandilari 14.5
Medium deep strawberry colour. Very open nose dominated by herbs and red berries. Medium bodied, very modern in style. In addition to the herbal character, it has a fresh taste of strawberries. AVIN6918797639706
2006 Syrah – Kotsifali red – VdP Crete, 50% Syrah, 50% Kotsifali 14.5
Medium dark black cherry colour. The wine has been aged for 5 months in barrels. On the nose it shows spices, red fruits and some earthiness. It is medium bodied, very clean and fresh with a nice midpalate of fruits. AVIN3702498635197
2006 Ekti Ekdosi red – VdP Crete, 70% Kotsifali, 30% Cab. Sauvignon/Merlot 15
Deep black cherry colour. The wine was aged for 1 year in barrel and 6 months in bottle. This has more depth on the nose, dominated by spices and herbs. It is medium bodied, has a good structure and the palate shows cherry fruits and spices with a hint of oak. AVIN5568948265455

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About Markus Stolz

Over the last years, I have come to really appreciate Greek wines. There are many grape varieties that exist only in Greece and I have the good fortune of being able to try them all. I wish to share my enthusiasm with wine lovers around the world, who often limit themselves to maybe four red and four white grape varieties for most of their life.