"IDAIA": An ancient name of Crete. "IDAIA" was called the mother of ten Curates, which gave birth to the king of Crete, Zeus (not to be confused with the God Zeus). To honor his wife, Zeus named the whole Crete "Idaia". The IDAIA WINERY, is located in an area that belongs to the P.D.O (Protected Designations of Origin) zone Dafnes Heraklion Crete. Since 1998, oenologists Vasilis Laderos and Calliope Volitaki created, with passion and knowledge, the "IDAIA WINERY" for the production and bottling of wines from varieties grown in their vineyards in the region of Maleviziou village. The village is located at one of the lower hills of Psiloritis mountaion, at an altitude of about 300 meters. The vineyards and some olive groves are located on the eastern side of the village, close to the old monastery of the Holy Virgin. The calcareous soils, the terrain together with its special microclimate, create a place ideal for viticulture and vinification of high-quality wines. The main objective of IDAIA winery is the production of distinctive wines in a region famous for its vineyards from the ancient times till the middle of last century. In the effort of promoting the characteristics of local varieties associated with the microclimate of the area, very low yields are kept, raw materials are carefully selected and controlled vinification techniques are applies. These choices result in the production of fine wines with a strong personality and a solid aromatic character.
Brown, candy shade, on a wine that needs its time in the glass to emerge ripe and concentrated aromas of coffee, caramel, butter and honey, but also hints of raisin and dried figs. Medium volume mouth..
Bright red with red-terracotta hues. Nose with emphasis on vanilla and cherry. Fruity mouth with presence of forest fruits and typical acidity. Soft, well structured tannins with nice cool aftertaste...
Crimson dark color with violet hues. An interesting bouquet of aromas where notes of coffee, roasted nut, tobacco, ham and ink are distinguished and while they are evolving also ripe forest fruits aro..
One of the very few single varietal dry Liatikos, from upcoming Idaia Winery in Crete. Pale ruby color. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose together with red berries' aromas. Oak is well blended in. Full ..
Yellowish pale color with a crown of green highlights. Nose lively and fresh, with witty and persistent notes of white fruits and mouth with richness, quite oily and cool, with acidity that gives nerv..
Yellowish with decorating grayish hues. Muscat personality, aromas of "loukoumi" (Greek and Turkish delight), rosemary, rose, jasmine, lemon and quince. Moderate volume mouthsense and pretty good acid..
Υellow bright color, in a wine with ripe aromas of lemon flower and citrus, fine notes of sweet orange, but also traces of melon, apricot and butter. Nice thick mouth with persistent fruit, herbal and..