The IDAIA GI Red Kotsifali-Mandilari PGI
The wine is dark red in the glass, and rich and sweet on the nose. It is reminiscent of overripe, slightly cooked berries, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, vanilla and wood tones. Ripe plums, cherries, pomegranates, coffee, sandalwood and, a little later, leather, earthy notes, mint, black pepper, ink, cedar and glycerin are also evident on the palate, leading to a smoky, spicy finish with a fruit explosion.
The Idaia winery is located in Venerato, a charming village in the heart of the Malevizi vineyards, south of the town of Dafnes. Venerato is located on one of the lowest hills of Mount Psiloritis. The Malevizi region is famous for its sweet wines. During the Venetian rule, these wines received the well-known name Malvazia. They were shipped from Heraklion in the Mediterranean. Malevizi has an abundance of ancient and Roman wine presses, indicating the strong presence of wine production in the region from Minoan times to the present day.