Ocean Thrapshathiri Crete, Idaia Winery 2018

16.5pts, Jancis Robinson


A glistening pale lemon-green, this has light aromas of preserved lemons, minerals, fresh foliage and seawater. A fresh palate with greengage fruit, citrus, good weight and lovely lemon acidity on the finish.

Idaia is a family company based in Crete, specialising in producing wines from indigenous grapes, which reflect a true sense of place. The Ocean is made using 100% Thrapshathiri, an indigenous variety, grown in vineyards located at an altitude of 400 to 500 metres above sea level in the Dafnes region. The calcium-rich, clayish soil, the very low yielding vines and the distinctive microclimate, which is formed by the cool Aegean summer breeze, combine to create a unique terroir for viticulture and wine production. Stylistically close to a Southern Italian Fiano but with its own unique oceanic flavours, less boozy and very drinkable. To be enjoyed while young and vibrant. 16.5pts, Jancis Robinson. 

Ocean Thrapshathiri Crete, Idaia Winery 2018
Ocean Thrapshathiri Crete, Idaia Winery 2018
  • Greece
  • Crete
  • Thrapshathiri
  • 2018
  • Idaia Winery
  • 12.5%
  • Standard - 75cl
  • Cork

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Ocean Thrapshathiri Crete, Idaia Winery 2018
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