Really incredible, pure Cretan tsikoudia (vol 40%). Made from exceptional grapes of organic farming this is one of the best raki with a unique characteristic flavour and crystal clarity. Certified organic by D.I.O.
Really incredible, pure Cretan tsikoudia (vol 40%). Made from exceptional grapes of organic farming which combined with the knowledge and experience of the Zoumberakis family in distillation produce one of the best raki with a unique characteristic flavour and crystal clarity. Certified organic by D.I.O.
The word Tsikoudia (also known as Raki in Crete) is derived from the Greek word “tsikouda” which means grape skins. The leftover grape skins from excellent quality grapes used in wine production are used mainly in the mountainous parts of Crete to produce superb quality Cretan tsikoudia, an alcoholic drink purely distilled without the addition of any aromatic additives. A copper boiler heated with wood is used for the distillation and the resulting product is absolutely pure since no chemical additives are used during or after the distillation process.
Tsikoudia has been closely connected to the customs and traditions of Crete since the olden days and is a major part of the famous Cretan hospitality which always begins with a glass of raki. It is drunk everywhere on the island…in homes, events and cafes.
The Zoumberakis family facilities are located on the mountainsides of Kryoneritis, south-west of Rethymno, in the village of Kali Sykia and combine traditional production with modern methods having as their basis their organically cultivated vineyards without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides under the full control of the Organization of Control and Certification of Organic Products (D.I.O.).
The organic cultivation of their vineyards cover an area of 100 acres located at an ideal altitude (600-800m) on the mountainsides of Kryoneritis. The perfect climatic conditions combined with the position of the vineyards and the fertile soil create an ideal micro-climate for organic cultivation which for centuries has given us excellent quality grapes.
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