Economou Sitia 2006
This wine comes from an artisanal winery located in the Sitia region on the island of Crete. It is produced in miniscule quantities almost entirely from the local Liatiko grape and is released whenever the producer thinks it is ready. Very light garnet-brick with orange hues. Very fragrant with elegant aromas of blood orange, red cherry, herbs like thyme, flowers, earth and noble animal notes. Mid-bodied but quite mouth-coating with firm tannins, bright fruit, balancing acidity and a long finish. A very elegant and idiosyncratic wine speaking of its place of origin and the passion of its producer. A cross of an aged Barolo and a Sicilian Nerello Mascalese.