Just such a delicious mouthful to enjoy as the days warm up! Gorgeous aromas of lemon oil, the peel from Buddha's hand and bergamot, pebbles, lemon thyme, white flowers and the finest flaky sea salt. There's good texture and weight on the palate - more citrus fruit layered between a stoney mineral character, and creamy, bitter almond macadamia nut complexity from ageing in amphora. Finishes long, with the soft mouthfeel kept in check by fine acidity. The grape Vidiano was almost extinct on the island 25 years ago, and has been revived due to the tireless efforts of the country's young winemakers.
Oneops founder Nikos is a member of the new generation of Greek winemakers, proud of Greece's terroirs, indigenous varieties and old vines. Having had his fill of international varieties in his previous job at high-profile winery Ktima Pavlidis, Oenops is entirely devoted to seeking out and collaborating with passionate grape-growers farming indigenous and rare varieties in extraordinary and unique places. This Vidiano is from mountainous vineyards in Heraklion on the island of Crete.