A native grape of Crete, and by far the most curious one I came across. Mantilari is incredibly savoury. This wine literally tasted like fresh basil and grilled bacon. I repeat, fresh basil and grilled bacon. I sniffed, sipped, and smacked this wine for over an hour to make sure my senses weren’t playing a trick on me. Basil, bacon, grilled meat, blackberry and leather. A most curious and delicious wine!