Greek grape varieties such as Vidiano is a “hidden treasure” for connoisseur wine lovers. It is a white variety, from Crete and used to produce dry white wine, sometimes aged in barrels. Few existing vineyards with Vidiano, but the producers agree to the extraordinary variety, which means that history is written from now on.
The Vidiano is a range covering small areas, while there is a very limited number of vineyards. Gives wines chartreuse color, bold, individual and complex aromas, which among others are reminiscent of ripe peach and apricot, with hints of aromatic herbs. The mouth is full and high in alcohol, which balances well the moderately high acidity. His style Vidiano may be rich, but never burning or dull. Most producers are trying to highlight the potential of grape planting in cooler high altitude vineyards, or mixing it with other varieties.
Consumers and Connoisseurs may need to give battle to acquire some bottles Vidiano, from minimum to reach the market.
So, try a Vidiano a challenge in itself. The wines of this variety unfurled wonderful personality when accompanying pasta with seafood or grilled fish. Although the aging Vidiano years has not been determined yet, several wine critic believe that the wines of this variety matured safely for five or more years.
At Domaine ZACHARIOUDAKIS, before bottling this great Cretan wine we aged for five months in French oak barrels. In the varietal Vidiano Domaine Zacharioudakis has been given the characterization “elegant” from Europeans and Americans wine journalists.