ABOUT THIS WINE
An excellent wine produced from 100% Vidiano grape; a very old Cretan grape variety which has been ignored for many years, but due to the arduous and persistent efforts of some inspired winemakers of Crete has come back to the foreground and has given high quality wines in recent years.
Classic white vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 18°C. There is no barrel usage in either fermentation or maturation.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Located in the hills south of the Cretan capital of Herakleion, the family domaine of the Alba-educated Nikos Douloufakis is one of the highest-quality small producers on the island. The town of Dafnes where the vineyards are situated gives name to one of one of Crete’s best-known appellations, but one currently only valid for red wines based on the Liatiko grape. Though he excels with Liatiko, Nikos also shines with the extremely promising indigenous white variety of Vidiano, appellations be damned. His chemical-free farming, sensitive winemaking and recent explorations into skin contact and ancient fermentation vessels mark him out as a name to watch.