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Vidiano Oenops Macedonia 2019

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 13%
  • Origin:Crete / Greece
  • Grapes: Vidiano

Description

Decanter Award Winner 2021 - Silver - 92 Points

Ripe quince with toasted almonds and mineral freshness. Creamy texture with mouthwatering freshness lead to a long length. Very well made.

The talented Nikos Karatzas studied in Bordeaux then became chief winemaker at a very young age at the high-profile Pavlidis winery, also in Drama, before setting up his own project in 2015 for which he finds the best vines in Greece's best sites.

Vidiano is the most important grape variety from Crete, and grapes for this wine come from limestone soild at 300m elevation. Grapes are fermented 3 ways, one part was spontaneously fermented in amphora, one in 5hl oak and one part in steel. After blending it was aged for a further 6 months on its fine lees in amphora and bottled unfiltered.

 

'This is of pale golden colour with young, green highlights. Smells of melted butter, hazelnuts, baking spice. On the palate it is medium-bodied, oak is present but well integrated and balanced with medium acidity. There is a light texture to this and an almost salty minerality. Pure & exciting wine!' Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot

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