MOUTH: red crispy fruits and light, spicy, herbal character
AFTER TASTE: long and spicy
COMBINED WITH: salads («Greek salad», green salad with pomegranate, green salad with dried tomato) and oily food (tomatoes filled with rice and herbs, peas etc), spaghetti with red sauces, pizzas with spicy red sauces like BBQ, fish in the oven with tomatoes and herbs. As for the meat, we can choose white meat with fresh tomato and the challenge of the combination with a fine cooked eel.
Lykos Cabernet Sauvingon Bio (PGI Central Greece), 18 months in oak barrels NOSE: vanilla, cocoa, green pepper
MOUTH: red pepper, cherry, sour cherry, tobacco with sensible tannins.
AFTER TASTE: raisin, marmalade of red fruits and peppers
COMBINED WITH: wild hunted animals like deer, wild boar, hare but also with aromatic poultry with fatty red sauces. As for the cheese we go to hard pepper sweet cheese. Cold cuts like pate and ham are a perfect fit and as for the bitter chocolate? Find out!
Lykos Winery was founded in 1989 by Apostolos Lykos and is located in Central Greece at beautiful Island of Evia, just 80 km from Athens at the area of Malakonta- Eretria. The idea of its creation came as a sequence of the family`s restaurant which produced its own wine to serve its customers. The restaurant is still running next to the Winery and both coexist for winetourists. Lykos family is second generation winemakers, who give respect to winemaking tradition while complimenting these traditions with the utilization of cutting edge technology.
They continue to realize the vision of the family which is to contribute to the continuous improvement of Evian vineyard. The vineyards are spanning at both sides of south central Evia, mountainous Viotia and in Koutsi area of Nemea. The unique collaboration of sun, earth and human knowledge creates an explosive effect, combining the ideal terroir aura of Evian with the uniqueness of the cold winter which favors the phenolic ripening of the grapes.
All the rich experience of creation that has passed from grandparents to grandchildren with passion and love has resulted in our wines receiving numerous international awards. Recently Lykos Cabernet Sauvignon Bio (P.G.I. Central Greece) was awarded with Silver Medal at Texsom Awards 2019. Kratistos (P.D.O.Nemea), the matured Agiorgitiko was awarded with Gold Medal at Sakura Awards 2019 in Japan and got 90 points at Asia Decanter 2017. Malagousia (P.G.I. Evia) was awarded with Gold Medal at Berliner Wein Trophy 2016 and got 90 points at Decanter 2016. The majority of its production is exporting to EU countries, China, Japan and USA. New markets such as Korea and Australia are yet to be discovered.
The visited winery tour of the underground cellars with oak barrels and the tasting room is a unique experience combined with the tasteful suggestions of the homonymous family`s restaurant. The winery is open for visitors all year around and welcomes private oenotourists and organized groups. At the premises there are available for selling all the winery`s wines as well as traditional local products. Also, wine seminars, business presentations and other events can be supported. Its location, so close to Athens and its offerings makes it a wine destination on its own.
A visit to our winery in Malakonta, which overlooks the main road of wines of Evia is the ideal trip to the countryside which can be combined with its archaeological sites and diamond tastes!