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pink BLACKBIRD

Product Name: Pink Blackbird
Variety: Kotsifali
Category: Protected Geographical Indication Crete
Vintage: 2021
Ageing: 2 years
Volume: 13% vol / Acidity: 6.3 g/l / pH: 3,.2
Remaining Sugars: 2.5 g/l
Vineyard: Peza Hrakleio
Terrain: Clay
Altitude: 400 m
Age: 12 years

VARIETY

Kotsifali:
A red landmark variety of the
Cretan Vineyard. This variety
determines the character of
many of the dry red wines in
this notable wine-producing
region of the Southern Aegean.
It is distinguished by its gentle
character, which is laden
with the aroma of plum.
The fleshy Kotsifali grape,
which is equivalent to a
Cretan Merlot, has in recent
years been increasingly used
in monovarietal vinifications.
It is also to be found in blends
with Mandilari and Syrah.

VINIFICATION
PROCESS

The grape is harvested by hand,
between 1 and 10 September.
The must remains in contact
with the pulp for two hours
in order to achieve its soft pink
colour. Classical rosé vinification
takes place in stainless-steel vats
at a controlled temperature of
15°C – 18°C. When the fermentation
process is completed, the wine is
decanted and the maturation
process begins, lasting for four
months in optimum conditions.

Klados Winery | Pink Blackbird

ORGANOLEPTIC DESCRIPTION

Soft pink colour. Complex
aroma of red fruit, such
as strawberry, citrus and
the aroma of blossom which
complete the bouquet of
the wine. The herbal, fruity
taste, coupled with the intense
freshness, and the crisp acidity
are notable in the mouth.
The aftertaste is intense and
long-lasting.
To be served at 9οC – 11οC
and is the perfect accompaniment
to seafood, Cretan cuisine,
stuffed tomatoes, dakos,
pasta and a large selection
of cheese.

LABEL

The Pink Blackbird:
The Kotsifali variety matures
early and is the beloved food
of the Blackbird, from which
it takes its name.
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