About Daskalaki liastos sweet red wine:
Silva Daskalaki liastos is a very special wine from the local liatiko grape variety. The winemaker put the grapes to dry naturally in the sun, making this a dessert wine, but not cloyingly sweet. Dominant aromas include chocolate and dried fruit. Ideal accompaniment to fruits and most desserts, especially chocolate-based.
Region: Siva, Heraklion
The Silva Daskalaki liastos wine is part of the 14 labels of Daskalaki’s family. The tradition in viticulture and wine production started in 1920 for them. Nowadays, this is the third generation running the winery. Since 2003, they have started a substantial revitalization of the 80 privately owned decares, using integrated organic farming to cultivate the land in limy-clayey soils and in an altitude of 400-600 meters.
Silva Daskalaki Winery is located in Siva, a small village in the Regional Unit of Heraklion. In an ideal ecosystem that can highlight the richness and the distinctiveness of local terroir. Viticulture and wine production have been the local traditions there for a very long time. the Cretan wines in a qualitative way, the family primarily focuses on local varieties, such as Liatiko, Mandilari, Plyto etc, but also on international wine varieties. Moreover, since 2003, the winery equiped bthe production and bottling area with machines.
The first official bottling in Daskalakis’ Winery took place in 2005 with the “Liatiko” Dry Wine PDO (Product of Designated Origin) and “Liastos” Naturally Sweet Wine OPAP– (Product of Appellation of Superior Quality).
A couple of years later, in 2008, the winery was awarded the “Grand Gold” Medal for Enstikto Red, year 2006 (Varieties of grapes: Syrah-Kotsifali). The fact that they managed to obtain the highest accolade in an International Wine Competition made the whole family feel particularly pleased and proud. In 2017, the Silva Daskalaki rose wine Grifos was vinificated and bottled for the first time in a limited amount. The quantities produced in the winery are small, as the aim is to produce high quality products.
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