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    3
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    1
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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Blend: Vidiano 100% (single-vineyard 'Ippodromos')

Origin: Single-vineyard "Ippodromos", Panorama area, central Crete (southeast orientation)

Soil: Clay

The “Ippodromos” vineyard lies on the top of a mountainside, at an altitude of 610m, on rocky clay soil. Cordon trained and spur pruned vines are not irrigated. The yield is 110 hl/ha The very promising Cretan grape variety Vidiano, brings out exceptionally its distinctive characteristics when grown on the “Ippodromos” vineyard.

The grapes are harvested in the night under the full moon of August. One third of the crop was selected lagging clusters on lateral shoots and were vinified in whole bunches in reductive "Perle" barrels (400 litre French oak with special closure that keeps CO2 inside) for 3 months. The rest of the grapes were macerated 12 hours before spontanous fermentation took place in new French oak barrels. After 25 days fermentation, the wine ws aged for two more months in the barrels.


 

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Full bottle 1,290 g. From the Panorama region of central Crete. Rocky clay soil. Dry-farmed vines at 610 m on clay loam. Grapes macerated almost uncrushed for 9 hours. Free-run juice fermented spontaneously in 2- and 3-year-old French oak barrels. 45% of the wine stayed in barrel for a further three months. TA 6.75g/l, pH 3.24, RS 1.84 g/l.
Very pale gold. Complex and multi-layered aroma of stone fruit, a touch of oak (spice, creamy) with a hint of apricot as it warms in the glass. The use of oak on this wine is now really sophisticated, adding texture as much as flavour. There’s depth and fullness of fruit here but it is balanced by crisp acidity, grapefruit-like zest – and a firm, smooth texture. Really long and deliciously dry. (JH)

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