Lyrarakis Muscat White 2017

£12.00

Crete is undoubtedly the home of gods. Sometime in between the big bang and the birth of the automated wine aerator (we're not great with dates) Cronus sired several children...

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Crete is undoubtedly the home of gods. Sometime in between the big bang and the birth of the automated wine aerator (we're not great with dates) Cronus sired several children with Rhea; including Hera, Hades and Poseidon. However, after their birth Cronus promptly ate them, partly because he was a pet gerbil intent on scarring his owner and partly due to his concern that one of his children would overthrow him. Rhea, unsurprisingly, got a bit fed up with this so when she birthed Zeus in Crete, she gave Cronus a rock in a baby-grow that he also ate, thinking it was his new-born son (not the brightest god in Olympia.)


When Zeus was fully grown he confronted Cronus; cutting open his stomach to release his siblings (and the rock baby) then defeated all the other Titans. This was rather tiring work, hence afterwards he wanted to kick back with some good Cretan wine. Luckily for him, Lyrarakis had just bottled their Muscat, and the enticing floral and grapefruit aromas really helped him get over all the patricide.
History's fun ay?


The Lyrarakis Estate is a family winery which has been producing high quality wines since 1966. The family is credited with the revival of two ancient Cretan varieties, Dafni and Plyto while a third vineyard treasure, the indigenous Melissaki, is recently added to the credits. Surrounded by the idyllic setting of the vineyards and the Lassithi mountains we offer you the opportunity to enjoy nature and discover local varieties and wines distinguished by the uniqueness of their origin and heritage.
The winery’s extensive portfolio consists of a range of monovarietal wines (Vidiano, Plytó, Mandilari, Assyrtiko, Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Kotsifali) – some from single, premium vineyard plots, as well as blends of indigenous and international varieties (such as Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot). Quality remains key and the style emphasises fruit precision, purity and supple texture – placing the wines firmly in the modern camp, yet without flamboyance or exaggeration.
Grapes are vinified separately. After de-stemming, the almost uncrushed berries remain in the press under reductive conditions for about 8 to 10 hours. Blending was performed using tasting results, choosing the ones with the best characteristics of texture and freshness. Matured on fine lees for 3 months.
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£4.95

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Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.