Silva Daskalaki Winery - Vorinos - Red 2017
The Silva Daskalakis Winery was established in 1998 in the Heraklion Prefecture, specifically in the village of Siva, part of the Protected Designation of Origin - PDO Dafnes. The name "Silva" comes from the place name Siva (si-wa), which refers to the God Siva (Dionysus) of the Hindu religion. Irini Daskalaki Xenogiannaki started the winery though the love, dedication and tradition she grew up with in these vineyards, as her family's history of winemaking goes back to 1920. Irini immediately got to work reviving the estate's ninety acres of vineyards and converted them over to organic farming. The estate grows a wide assortment of both indigenous and international varietals. For the whites: Vidiano, Muscat Spinas, Assyrtiko, Plyto, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay; for the reds: Liatiko, Kotsifali, Mantilari, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are rooted in soils that are predominantly clay mixed with calcareous rocks, loam and sand.
The Vorinos red is a delicious blend of Kotsifali and Liatiko. This wine sits a deep ruby red color in the glass with shimmering violet highlights. A simple swirl releases aromas of spiced dark red and black fruits, smoke and sweet tobacco. The palate displays flavors of ripe blackberry and plum mixed with notes of earth and vanilla. This wine is round, balanced and well-structured. Pair with charcuterie, a variety of pasta dishes or grilled meats.