2016 Idaia 'Ocean', Thrapsathiri, Heraklion-Crete
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Dry White, Thrapsathiri 100%, PGI Crete, Vintage 2016, Aromatic-Flavourful, Alc. 13% by Vol., Ageing potential 2-3 years, Production: 9.000 bottles, Bottle Size: 750ml, Closure type: Synthetic Cork.
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Brilliant yellow-green colour. Highlighted oak on the nose followed by a very exciting palate that is creamy and vivacious with bright yellow fruit.
Oily fish, seafood. Served at 10 - 12 °C.
The vineyards of Malevizi, appellation Dafnes, Heraklion, Crete.
Altitude: 400-500m. Soil: Calcium-clay.
Harvest: Early September. Yield: 50-60 hl/ha.
Age of vines: 8 years (average).
A pre-fermentation cold extraction precedes the alcoholic fermentation, which is held at 15 °C. Acidity: 6.5 g/L TA, Residual sugar: 2.0 g/L.