Gavalas Winery, Aidani (PGI Cyclades) 2021

£31.00 (75cl)

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SKU: GRGA0321B

About the wine

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Description

Aidani is the second most known variety of the island. Vineyards at Akrotiri with an age of over 50 years old. Pre-fermentation cold soak for 3-5 hours, followed by classic white vinification. Fermentation in stainless steel vats under controlled temperature and maturation with fine lees for 4 months.

Tasting note

Floral aromas of jasmine and lemon blossom accompany the fruity character, such as green apple and pear. Light body with medium acidity and medium aftertaste.

Food pairing

Vegetables, salads and small fish

About the producer

Gavalas family winery, one of the oldest wineries in Santorini, lies in the traditional village of Megalochori. This stone building used to be an old canava-winery, following the traditional architecture of the ancient Thira. With respect to the local culture the winery has retained all the original features of the winery, such us cellars, grape stomping rooms and old entrances. Meanwhile they created a modern section with high tech equipment in order to produce high quality wines.

The purpose of Gavalas family is to highlight the particular characteristics of Santorini’s ‘terroir’. The fourth-generation winemaker is George Gavalas and the fifth is his son, Vagelis. With respect to the local varieties, they are focused on limited production bottlings. Gavalas winery vinifies the most vibrant grape variety in Greece, Assyrtiko, as well as Aidani, Mandilaria and Mavrotragano. In order to show the richness of the land, they are also the only winery in Santorini that vinifies the
indigenous rare varieties of Katsano and Voudomato.