The variety expresses its aromatic and taste potential in this wine, while the discreet oak presence adds spice and vanilla notes in perfect balance with the fruity aromas. The mouth is rich, balanced, with a piquant aftertaste.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2011 VIDIANO ?IPODROMOS VINEYARD? is fairly successful in handling its oak, although in nose and on the palate the wood is obvious. Medium bodied, it drinks nicely with considerable elegance in the mid-palate, holding its 14% alcohol well. It did make me wish every now and again that I could have tasted this unusual grape with a little less interference from the wood, however well handled. It evolved nicely in the glass and finished quite well. There were 866 cases produced. Drink now-2015. (Jun 2012)
One of the most promising Greek white varietals, 8220;Vidiano”, grows on the island of Crete, where it originates from. Targetting the production of a wine that will bring out the distinctive characteristics of the variety, we chose grapes from the “Ippodromos” vineyard. The unirrigated low-yield vineyard lies on the top of a mountainside, at an altitude of 610m, and is exposed to the beneficial mountainous winds.