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Idaia Winery Gi Vilana Dafnes 2016


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £77.80

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Country - Greece

Region - Crete

Grape Varieties - Vilana 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Idaia Winery

Tasting notes - Expressing typical Vilana characteristics of bold notes of lemon, green apple, pear and a delicate hint of jasmine. This complex wine is immaculately balanced and has a lingering, aromatic finish.

Awards
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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Showing bold notes of lemon, green apple and pink
grapefruit, this flinty wine is beautifully balanced and has
a persistent, aromatic finish with notes of white pepper.
Producer Note
Idaia Winery is located in Venerato, a village in the heart of the vineyards of the
Malevizi district, which is part of the Dafnes appellation area. Idaia is a family
company, specialising in producing wines from indigenous grapes, which reflect a
true sense of place. Oenologists Vasilis Laderos and Calliope Volitaki use their
extensive knowledge, experience and passion to create these superb wines with
strong personalities. We are delighted to include these wines in our portfolio, they are
truly expressive of the terroir of Crete.
Vintage
The summer temperatures were cooled by the strong, dry north winds of the Aegean
Sea, known as Aegean Meltemia. The grapes underwent a slow, gradual ripening
period reaching good maturity levels at harvest time. 2016 was characterised as a
great year for white wines, especially for the Vilana variety, which resulted grapes
with balanced sugar and acidity levels and strong typical varietal characteristics.
Vineyard
The indigenous variety of Vilana is grown in the Dafnes region, in vineyards located
at an altitude of 400 to 500 metres above sea level. The combination of the calcium
rich, clayish soil; the very low yielding vines and the distinctive microclimate, which is
formed by the cool Aegean summer breeze, creates a unique terroir for viticulture
and wine production.
Winemaking
The winemaking philosophy is to produce wines which showcase the quality of the
indigenous varieties. Following a thorough inspection at the winery, the grapes were
preserved for 24 hours at very low temperatures. The grapes were destemmed, then
a cryomaceration took place for approximately six hours. The free run juice was
removed without having been pressed. After a cold settling, the wine was fermented
with carefully selected yeasts which highlight the aromatic characters of this variety.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 10 to 12 days at temperatures that
did not exceed 16°C, maintaining the purity of fruit in the final wine.
Tasting Note
Expressing typical Vilana characteristics of bold notes of lemon, green apple, pear
and a delicate hint of jasmine. This complex wine is immaculately balanced and has
a lingering, aromatic finish.
Serving Suggestion
A fresh and versatile wine which accompanies seafood dishes, summer salads and
Mediterranean cuisine.
Grape
Vilana 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

Awards
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Idaia Winery Gi Vilana Dafnes 2016

Country - Greece

Region - Crete

Grape Varieties - Vilana 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Idaia Winery

Tasting notes - Expressing typical Vilana characteristics of bold notes of lemon, green apple, pear and a delicate hint of jasmine. This complex wine is immaculately balanced and has a lingering, aromatic finish.

Awards
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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