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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. At the time they were producing around 35,000 bottles of wine per year. Today the Manousakis Winery produces 150,000 bottles of wine yearly.

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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 wines. The wine produced from this grape has is a medium body, with a fresh, citrus flavor.

Food Pairing

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

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Nostos Vidiano

Varietal/Blend

Vidiano 100%

Notes

The aromas have a moderate to high intensity of ripe stone fruits, honeycomb, and white flowers. This is a complex wine with intense 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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MRS.

Varietal/Blend

GRomeiko 20%, Syrah 80%

Notes

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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Nostos Alexandra's

Varietal/Blend

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

Notes

Fruity aromas that are simultaneously rich and fresh. Aromas include strawberry, black cherry, mulberry, some notes of tobacco and spices. It has a long and clean finish that accentuates the spices present.

Food Pairing

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

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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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