Impressions: Subtle aromas of dekopon, apricot, grapefruit, bergamot, honeydew melon, and petrol gently evolve from the glass. The palate steals the show with balanced acidity introducing a medium body that dances with black tea tannins and notes of dried thyme, bruised persimmon and a saline undertone leaving behind a lasting impression of orange jam. This cuvee pairs wonderfully with a salmon set with herbs and citrus or alternatively try it accompanied by eggplant and a yogurt thyme sauce.
About The Producer: Dimitrius Douloufakis bought the family winery in 1930, shortly after his son Geoge started working side by side until taking over operations in 1960. Unfortunately, in 1977 Crete first experiences phylloxera destroying the majority of Cretan vineyards; replanting started in 1980 and lasted nearly a decade. In 1993 Grandson of Dimitrius Nikos takes over the winery after completing oenology school in Piemonte, representing the third generation of winemakers. Although the winery produces quite a few different cuvees the Amphora Vidiano may be the most unique. It was launched in 2016 and is vinified in almost the same way wine was produced in Crete 4,000 years ago.