Vidiano is an ancient white wine variety indigenous to Crete used to produce mainly dry wines. The grape variety has been revived thanks to the restless and, in fact, successful efforts of the island’s winegrowers during the past 20 years or so.
Vidiano wines are still a rarity outside Crete, but interesting plantings can be found in Thrace’s emerging viticultural area of Maroneia, located southeast of Komotini. Some of these vines are owned by winegrower SakisKatsaridis who tends 1.15 ha of Vidiano on sandy-loam soils.
The harvest is vinified and bottled by KtimaKir-Yianni, and the last vintage yielded just 960 bottles. The result is this fresh and vibrant, unoaked mono-varietal with complex, well-knit layers of ripe stone fruit flavors, a hint of minerality, all wrapped in a broader yet elegant structure.