Malihin – Thrapsathiri – 2021


Thrapsathiri – White wine – Rethymno

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Thrapsathiri – White wine – Rethymno

Vinification:  The Thrapsathiri grapes are hand-picked from vineyards in the region of Melampes.  The grapes are pressed after destemming and vinified using long extraction with spontaneous fermentation on with the fine lees to enhance the richness of the variety wild yeast at 20°C. Similar to her Liatiko variety, 10% are matured in old, 3rd use-barrels for 8 months and then 9 months in the bottle. During maturation, Cretan music is played for the wine.  It is bottled without filtration and with very low sulphite use. Sulphites are very low and the wine remains in contact.

As with Liatiko, Thrapsathiri, follows the logic of minimal interventions, which is bursting with Mediterranean herbs, dense fruit and the soft, rich but not heavy character of the variety. The Cretan vineyard gives the most Mediterranean style, with a unique honey texture in the mouth.

Iliana Malihin’s Thrapsathiri is a light, crisp, refreshing white with a floral note and a beautifully balanced acidity. Perfect for pairing with food like light fish dishes or pasta, or drinking by itself in the sun, for a little taste of Crete.