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Kidonitsa 2020 Aslanis Family Winery

CHF 19.00

This is a lovely white wine made from an old and rare grape variety whose name means  “small quince”. But the wine actually tastes like a small ripe pear. It is a deftly rounded, elegantly flavored wine with a beautiful aromatic profile of ripe pear, melon, white peach, and a noticeable chalky mouthfeel. With a pleasing moderate acidity,  and relatively low alcohol (12.2%) this wine is definitely a very enjoyable “small surprise”.

Pair it with: Fish, salads, poultry, pasta, spicy food, cheese.

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Description

Grape Variety: 100% Kidonitsa

Alcohol Level: 12% vol

Tasting Note: This is a lovely white wine made from an old and rare grape variety whose name means  “small quince”. But the wine actually tastes like a small ripe pear. It is a deftly rounded, elegantly flavored wine with a beautiful aromatic profile of ripe pear, melon, white peach, and a noticeable chalky mouthfeel. With a pleasing moderate acidity,  and relatively low alcohol (12.2%) this wine is definitely a very enjoyable “small surprise”.

Food Pairing: Fish, salads, poultry, pasta, spicy food, cheese.

The Winery

ASLANIS FAMILY WINERY 

🎯 Thessaloniki – Central Macedonia – 4 hectares – organic viticulture 

A family business in the true sense of the word. Laskaris Aslanis, the father, works in the vineyard. Syrmo, his wife, is the mistress of the numbers, their daughters, Vicky in sales/marketing and Lena, who studied oenology works mainly in the cellar. The privately-owned vineyards of the estate are spread on a beautiful piece of land in Nea Michaniona, Thessaloniki, and are organically cultivated. Laskaris’s passion is hidden in every wine of the estate and Limnio is one of his strong assets as it was included as one of Greece’s 50 Best wines in 2021!

Grape Variety

Kidonitsa is the best known of a group of “extinct” and unusual grape varieties that emerged in the first decade of the 21st century from the region of Laconia, in the southeast of the Peloponnese. It is a white grape variety, yielding mainly dry white wines but it’s also part of the blend of the sweet white wine PDO Monemvasia-Malvasia. It produces wines with a yellowish-green color and intense aromas dominated by notes of ripe quince (hence the name as Kydonitsa means “small quince” in Greek). In the mouth, they are round, soft, and well-structured. Varietal bottlings are increasing as winemakers from Laconia and other wine regions are beginning to recognize its potential. Its aromas and style can immediately charm lovers of aromatic and round white wines while its versatility makes it a suitable accompaniment for poultry, salads, and savory white cheeses. 

 

 

Aslanis Family Winery

Thessaloniki – Central Macedonia – 4 hectares – organic viticulture 

A family business in the true sense of the word. Laskaris Aslanis, the father, works in the vineyard. Syrmo, his wife, is the mistress of the numbers, their daughters, Vicky in sales/marketing and Lena, who studied enology works mainly in the cellar. The privately-owned vineyards of the estate are spread on a beautiful piece of land in Nea Michaniona, Thessaloniki, and are organically cultivated. Laskaris’s passion is hidden in every wine of the estate and Limnio is one of his strong assets as it was included as one of Greece’s 50 Best wines in 2021!