Ladies and gentlemen, wine enthusiasts, and seekers of all things delightful, welcome to our very first blog post.
So, speaking of beginnings, it's only fitting that we kick off with a nod to the ancient Greeks, who were, in many ways, the pioneers of both modern-winemaking and conviviality. The ancient Greeks celebrated life with zest, and their legacy in the world of wine is nothing short of legendary - it really isn't just Retsina.
Now, let's dive into the enchanting world of the Lyrarakis Estate, where tradition, innovation, and a touch of ancient wisdom blend harmoniously in every sip... Lyrarakis are like the Dionysus of the wine world, resurrecting ancient grape varieties like Dafni, Plyto, and Melissaki, giving them a second chance to party in our glasses.
Tucked away in the mountainous commune of Alagni, 440 meters above sea level in Crete, their vineyards sit atop a hill like Mount Olympus itself. The soil here is so balanced; even the Gods would envy it. Ancient stone-presses from the 14th Century dot the landscape, a nod to the long history of winemaking in this divine corner of the world.
The magician behind the wine curtain is, Myrium Ambuzer - he's the modern-day Socrates of winemaking, preaching precision, purity and the divine texture of the fruit. Myriam believes every grape variety has its own wisdom to impart, and she's the philosopher guiding them to their true essence.
Out of the range though, we must admit, we can't get enough of Dafni, it's our top choice! Picture strolling through a Mediterranean herb garden with notes of rosemary, thyme, and oregano, all wrapped up in a zesty orange-citrus hug. The subtle laurel tree undertone? Well, of course, after all, that's what Dafni means in ancient Greek...
Stay tuned for more journeys through history, culture, and, of course, delightful wine tales in our upcoming blogs, but in the meantime never forget, "Where there is no wine, there is no love." - Euripedes.