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.Learn More
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.
Best paired as an aperitif in the company of good friends, fresh salads, or a light fish soup.
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.
Perfect with creamy penne pasta, spicy grilled shrimp or roasted chicken.
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.
Buttery lobster, Brie on French bread or rich, spicy curry dishes
GRomeiko 20%, Syrah 80%
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!
Roasted red meats, slow cooked lamb or goat, or even a nice charcuterie plate.
Syrah 40%, Mourvèdre 40%, Grenache Rouge 20%
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.
Peking duck, rabbit stew, rosemary and thyme roasted root vegetables.
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.
Pairs well with roasted meats, and pasta with tomato sauce.