Theodorakakos Kydonitsa, PGI Lakonia, Greece 2019

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Kydonitsa means little quince, and indeed there are aromas of creamy quince on the nose. A fruit driven and intense white from Sparta

In the heart of Laconia, on the route to the Mani and Monemvasia, you will find the vineyards and the winery of the family of Georgios Theodorakakos, the Estate Theodorakakos. According to tradition, this is the region that, through the port of Monemvasia, supplied the aristocracy of Constantinople with wine, as they were familiar with the area due to their close relationship with nearby Mystras. The first vineyards of the estate were planted in the early 20th century by grandfather Nikolas.

Focusing on local varieties such as Kydonitsa and Mavroudi, the wines are made in their private owned vineyards conforming to certified organic methods and are identified as Laconian Regional Wines. The small yields of the vineyards, which do not exceed 800 kg per 100 m2, contribute substantially to the high quality of the grapes

Tasting Note: Straw bright color, mild aromas of yellow fruits and vanilla. Good sense body, well-balanced, aromatic, lemon-like mouth-feel with a medium-level acidity and a good finish.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 (2015)

100% Kydonitsa