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Idaia Winery Vidiano Dafnes 2016


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Country - Greece

Region - Crete

Grape Varieties - Vidiano 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Idaia Winery

Tasting notes - Delicate aromatic characters of ripe pear, melon and a hint of banana, lead to a refreshing acidity which balances the rich and charming palate. With an impressively aromatic aftertaste, this is the quintessential introduction to the Vidiano grape.

Awards
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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Delicate aromatic characters of ripe pear, melon and a
hint of pine prelude a buttery flavour with notes of
smoked meat on the finish.
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 harvest took place between 19th and 25th September and the grapes were in
an excellent, healthy condition. During the critical ripening period of August and
September, the combination of the northerly winds prevailing through the region,
with excellent temperatures of 32°C during the day and19°C at night, allowed for the
normal development of sugars and aromatic flavours in the grapes. 2016 has been
characterised by moderate to high acidity levels in the white wines and a unique
sugar / acidity balance, with strong typical varietal flavour characteristics coming
through. For the Heraklion region, the 2016 year is regonised as one of the best
vintages of the past 15 years.
Vineyard
The indigenous variety of Vidiano is grown in the Dafnes sub-region of Heraklion, in a
vineyard located in a semi mountainous area at an altitude of 400 to 500 metres
above sea level. The calcium-rich, clayish soil, the very low yielding vines and the
distinctive microclimate, which is formed by the cool Aegean summer breeze,
combine to create a unique terroir for viticulture and wine production.
Winemaking
The winemaking philosophy is to create 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 cryo-maceration 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 a controlled
temperature of 15°C followed by three months in French oak barrels.
Tasting Note
Delicate aromatic characters of ripe pear, melon and a hint of banana, lead to a
refreshing acidity which balances the rich and charming palate. With an impressively
aromatic aftertaste, this is the quintessential introduction to the Vidiano grape.
Serving Suggestion
Ideal with Mediterranean cuisine, seafood dishes, light cheeses and fruit desserts.
Grape
Vidiano 100%

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 Vidiano Dafnes 2016

Country - Greece

Region - Crete

Grape Varieties - Vidiano 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Idaia Winery

Tasting notes - Delicate aromatic characters of ripe pear, melon and a hint of banana, lead to a refreshing acidity which balances the rich and charming palate. With an impressively aromatic aftertaste, this is the quintessential introduction to the Vidiano grape.

Awards
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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