Karavitakis The Little Prince Red

The Little Prince red is a classic blend on Crete.This wine is 65% Kotsifali and 35% Mandilari. Our approach though is not classic at all. Our Kotsifali grapes, sourced from 24 years old vine- yards on limestone at 350m altitude, are sorted and then fermented at very low tempera- tures, Mandilari on the other hand harvested from lower altitudes (200m ) to achieve maturity , is sorted, destemmed, 50% of the berries are crushed and the rest are left intact to retain fruit and avoid aggressive tannins. Both are carefully moni- tored not to exceed extraction nor tannin levels. Lightly pressed and then stored for a year in the stainless steeel tank to mature. No oak treatment for this 65% Kotsifali – 35% Mandilari blend. Since this is one of our most popular wines, we try to source the best grapes from various sites. The wine speaks of its origin and has a beautiful complexity. Everybody admires the fruit-for- ward aspect of fresh berry notes and nuances of light spice but also the ease of drinking it. Acidity is focused, not dominant, and gives a very pleasant mouthfeel.

About the vintage : 2020 was the most rewarding vintage of the last decade.
A very humid winter with big amounts of rain led to a perfect ripening season. A few issues during verizon didn’t affect the production and perfect tem perature variation between
night and day with no heat waves gave us a very promising grape result. The water supplies of the subsoil helped us to achieve normal harvesting between the 15th of August till the early days of October.

Nikos Karavitakis
Winemaker Notes:
: Elevated notes of black cherries, sage and pomegranate liquor
with a quick flash of sweet paprika in the beginning followed by bright raspberry on the nose. Approach- able on the palate, with gentle tannins, straightforward berry style flavors and just a touch of thyme. Very elegant alcohol level wraps the wine offering the necessary balance. This ia a very versatile red and can be enjoyed even a bit chilled. Would pair perfectly with a cheese platter, light poultry, or red sauce pasta.

CASES : 4,500
ALC : 12.5%
R.S : 2.0 g/l
ACIDITY : 5.5 g/l
SOIL : limestone & Cal- careous Clay

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