Lyrarkis Wines Vidiano 2019 Crete
Apricot aromas and herbal notes to the nose and palate, this is perfect with seafood.
The Vidiano comes from un-irrigated vines near Heraklion at 450m above sea level. The grapes are macerated whole, uncrushed fro 8 hours and only the free-run juice is used to avoid bitterness from the skins then undergoing a cool fermentation. Apricot aromas and herbal notes to the nose and palate, this is perfect with seafood.
Lyrarakis Wines established by Manolis Lyrarakis and his brother Sotiris in 1966 are widely acclaimed to have spearheaded the modern Cretan wine industry. Championing the old Cretan varietals which had been all but wiped out by Phylloxera, which struck here in the 1970’s, like Dafni, sample of which have been found in Minoan wine vessels. The Lyrarakis winery is now in the hands of their offspring, with 15 hectares of vineyards on limestone/gravel in the mountainous region to the south of Heraklion also working closely with several growers to produce a fascinating range of wines.
|Colour / Type||White|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Style||Light-medium bodied, Crisp, Dry, Elegant|