Cyclades, Western Crete

Manousakis Winery

The philosophy of the Manousakis Winery is simple they believe in carefully and organically cultivating the vines to absorb the terroir. Each bottle of Nostos Wines captures the character of this verdant island, and the slopes of the Lefka Ori Mountains of Western Crete. Ted Manousakis planted the first vineyard in 1993 with the principle that organic farming was the only way to show respect for nature and the environment. In 2007, his daughter Alexandra Manousakis began taking over the winery, and has moved production from around 35,000 bottles of wine per year to approximately 150,000 bottles annually. They work with exciting Cretan varietals like Romeiko and Vidiano, but are internationally renowned for their Rhone varietals.

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Nostos Romeiko

Varietal/Blend

Romeiko 100%

Notes

Romeiko is indigenous to Crete and is a light red-skinned grape. After a Blanc de Noir vinification takes place we are left with a bright lemon-green color wine. The wine produced from this grape has a medium body, with a fresh, citrus flavor. The wine has some grassy notes along with light citrus fruits and marzipan.

Food Pairing

Best paired as an aperitif in the company of good friends, fresh salads, or a light fish soup.

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Made with Organic Grapes

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Nostos Vidiano

Varietal/Blend

Vidiano 100%

Notes

Wonderful and intense aromas of ripe stone fruits, honeycomb, and white flowers. This is a complex wine with flavor of peach and apricots. Long finish dominated by mineral notes and citrus.

Food Pairing

Perfect with creamy penne pasta, spicy grilled shrimp or roasted chicken.

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Nostos Roussanne

Varietal/Blend

Roussanne 100%

Notes

This wine ferments and matures for around 6 - 7 months in French oak barrels. All barrels are bought new and are replaced every 4 years. The wine has notes of white fruit, honeycomb, butter and vanilla. It is a full bodied and complex wine with light oak flavors.

Food Pairing

Buttery lobster, Brie on French bread or rich, spicy curry dishes.

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Made with Organic Grapes

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MRS

Varietal/Blend

Syrah 80%, Romeiko 20%

Notes

“MRS'' stands for Manousakis, Syrah, and Romeiko. This is a dry red wine with aromas of black berries, cranberry and some nutty character. Medium bodied wine with gentle acidity, rounded tannins, and lots of ripe dark berries with some vanilla notes. To be consumed fresh!

Food Pairing

Roasted red meats, slow cooked lamb or goat, or even a nice charcuterie plate.

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Alexandra's Blend

Varietal/Blend

Syrah 40%,Mourvèdre 40%, Grenache Rouge 20%

Notes

The red varieties Syrah, Mourv​è​dre and Grenache, are vinified separately in temperature-controlled tanks. Syrah is being vinified in oak casks, whereas Mourv​è​dre and Grenache in stainless steel tanks. Fruity aromas that are simultaneously rich and fresh. Aromas include strawberry, black cherry, mulberry, some notes of tobacco and spices.

Food Pairing

Peking duck, rabbit stew, rosemary and thyme roasted root vegetables.

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Made with Organic Grapes

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Nostos Grenache

Varietal/Blend

Grenache 100%

Notes

A deep ruby color with aromas that emphasize the maturity red fruit juices, chocolate and sweet spices, and vanilla. Well-integrated, smooth tannins. Long finish with intense presence of ripe, bright red fruits.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with roasted meats, and pasta with tomato sauce.

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Made with Organic Grapes

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