Variety: Vidiano 100%
Category: Protected Geographical Indication Rethymno
Ageing: 4 years
Volume: 13,5% vol / Acidity: 6.77g/l / pH: 3.37
Remaining Sugars: 0.5g/l
Vineyard: Aloides Milopotamou
Terrain: Sand – Clay
Age: 11 years
Area Yield: 11tn/ha
This historic, indigenous and
aromatic variety is the most valued
of the Cretan vineyard. This variety
with deep root in Rethymno is ideal
for vinification and may be
identified by its fine aroma, bright,
light yellow-green hues. It has a
balanced taste and is ideal for interesting
experimentation with ageing in the
barrel. Vidiano is the most noted
variety of the Cretan vineyard and
has rightfully been awarded the
title of “white diva” of the Island.
The grape is harvested by hand,
between 10th and 20th September.
The grapes are selected from the vine
with the greatest of care and
the collection of the must is carried
out with gentle pressure.
The must is decanted at a low
temperature for a few hours and
the vinification commences at
between 15° C-18° C. When the
vinification process is completed,
the wine is decanted and remains
in contact with the lees
for three months.
Bright and soft yellow-green hue. Complex aroma of fruit (citrus, peach, passionfruit and grapefruit), with the characteristic herbal aroma of this variety and metallic notes that complete the bouquet of the wine. The ageing process emphasizes the metallic character of this wine. It is creamy in the mouth with a fruity composition, metallic finish with well-balanced acidity. The aftertaste is intense and long-lasting.
To be served at 8°-10°C and is the perfect accompaniment to seafood, meat with white sauces, Chinese dishes and a wide assortment of cheese.
Vidiano is recognized as the
most dynamic variety of the
Cretan Vineyard, and has
rightfully been named the
“WHITE DIVA” of the Island.