Iliana Malihin Vidiano old vines - Rhea
Iliana Malihin Winery
||Organic and biodynamic philosophy - not certified|
|Soil:||Clay and Schist|
Iliana Malihin’s Old Vine Vidiano - Amygdalos is a full-bodied white with a buttery taste and beautifully balanced acidity. Perfect for pairing with food like fatty fish or spice-heavy dishes.
Iliana Malihin established her winery in 2019, by sourcing local grapes from farmers committed to her exacting cultivation standards. All the wines are created under Iliana’s expert supervision, using philosophies of organic and biodynamic cultivation and minimum intervention.
The Vidiano grapes are hand-picked from a single vineyard in Amygdalos. The vineyards consist of 90-140-year-old bush vines - pre-phylloxera - and the grapes are pressed without destemming and vinified using long extraction with fermentation on the indigenous yeast at 20°C. Matured on the fine lees for 12 months in stainless steel tanks. During maturation, Cretan music is played for the wine - a vital step in the vinification process. It is bottled without fining and with very low sulphite use.
Prior to 2021, this wine was made under the label of Vidiano old vines, but Iliana has chosen to split this label into the Amygdalos and Rhea single vineyard wines.