Vidiano | ALEXAKIS WINERY


Vidiano

Outstanding mono-varietal of the indigenous white grape Vidiano.
Brilliant green and lemon. Bouquet displays characteristic aromas of tropical fruits, pear and notes of citrus fruit. A velvety, unctuous aftertaste, prevails in the palate, supported by the volume
and length of high acidity.
Wine Colour
White
Category 1
Dry

Extra Info

Vinyard - Microclimate
Vidiano is cultivated at altitudes of 550m and is found almost everywhere in Heraklion region. The soil of these vineyards is sandy clay, rich in calcium and contributes to the production of extremely fine wines with rich aromas. The microclimate is considered that of a mountainous island –with medium rainfall, very cold winters and very hot summers– made milder by the presence of night northwesterly winds coming from the Aegean Sea, favoring the cultivation of this variety. Plantation density is from 3.300 to 3.800 vines per hectare and production does not exceed 50hl per hectare.
Harvest Season
Harvest is done manually in the morning hours, from 6.00 to 12.00, to avoid high temperatures. Vine picking takes place with the use of plastic cases of 18kg which are then stored in refrigerated trucks to protect and preserve the grapes until they are delivered to our winery.
Wine Varieties
Vidiano
Vinification method
After thorough inspection at the receiving area of the winery, grapes are preserved for 24 hours in very low temperatures. After stemming, the method of cryo-maceration is implemented for about 8 hours. Consequently, the free-run juice is taken without pressure. Cold settling and injection with selected yeasts follow to highlight the aromatic varietal potential. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15-20 days at temperatures that do not exceed 16°C.
Flavors Harmony
Delightful with seafood, fish, salmon with asparagus, clams, light cheeses

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