2016 Alexakis 'Mare de Candia', Vilana, Heraklion-Crete

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Still Dry White Wine, Vilana 85% - Vidiano~Athiri~Αssyrtiko 15%, PDO Handakas-Candia, Vintage 2016, Green and Flinty, Alc. 13% by Vol., Drink it fresh, Production: 5.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Synthetic Cork.
Awards-Tasting reviews:
2017, 88 pts, Decanter WWA 2017, Vintage 2016.
2015, Silver, PAR Wine Award Berlin, Vintage 2014.
2015, Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, Vintage 2014.
Brilliant lemon colour with green tints. Impressively complex nose, aromas of lemon, pear, orange peel and flowers. Immaculately balanced with a long aftertaste.
Food pairing:
Seafood, grilled fish, soft cheese platters.
Served at 10 - 12 °C.
The wine-growing region of Heraklion, Crete.
Altitude: 400-700m. Soil: sandy clay, loam.
Harvest: End of August. Yield: 40-50 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 20 years (average).
Agriculture: Mild.
The grapes are preserved for 24 hours at a very low temperature. The method of cryo-maceration is implemented for about 6-8 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 10-12 days at a temperature that does not exceed 16 °C. Acidity: 4.9 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 3.1 g/L.