Iliana Malihin Winery Vidiano Young Vines
Iliana Malihin Winery
||Organic and biodynamic philosophy - not certified|
|Soil:||Clay and Schist|
Iliana Malihin’s Vidiano Young Vines is a full-bodied white with a well-rounded crispy butter-like character and beautifully balanced acidity. Perfect for pairing with food like fish dishes or dishes with a little spice, or drinking by itself in the sun, for a little taste of Crete.
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 vineyards in Aloniki, Limni and Ag. The vineyards consist of 5-15-year-old vines and the grapes are pressed after destemming and vinified using long extraction with fermentation on wild yeast at 20°C. Matured on the fine lees for 6 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.
The young vines lead to a crisper and less bombastic wine than Iliana’s Old Vine Vidianos.