The Little Prince White, Karavitakis Winery
Native Cretan varieties Vilano & Vidiano blend to produce a lovely peach and apricot scented white
The Karavitakis winery is located in Pontikiana in the Kolymvari area in Chania, Western Crete. The Karavitakis family have produced olive oil, raisins and wine for many generations. Founded by Manolis Karavitikistakis, using the experience he gained running a large winery in Italy, he modernised the family’s vineyards.
The winery is now run by his son, Nikos. The winery owns vineyards in several areas of Crete, concentrating on growing and vinifying local grape varieties.
This is a really refreshing and interesting wine. If you haven’t tried wine from Crete before, give it a go.
Perfect with salads and lighter seafood dishes.
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Terlaner Cuvee, Cantine Terlano
Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here.
Located in the heart of the Terlan wine-growing region and founded in 1893, it is one of the oldest Alto Adige cooperatives. At that time, 24 growers set themselves the goal of joint production and sales marketing. Recognition and prosperity blossomed from there. Today Terlano has approximately 100 members, it farms 150 hectares and has an annual production of roughly 1.2 million bottles.
Under the expert eye of winemaker Rudi Kofler, the wines are sold and marketed according to three different quality categories. Furthermore, special older vintages have been stored in the valuable 'vinotheque', so that today roughly 12,000 bottles from 1955 to the present day are stored and some date back to even earlier days. This wine collection of older vintages is absolutely unique in Italy and proves that Terlano’s wines are able to age harmoniously for decades.
Brilliant pale yellow colour with green nuances. On the nose green apple and white peach combine with fine nuances of lemon balm and mint to create the typical aroma of the classic Terlano. On the palate the peach is very strong, too, lending the Terlano its lively but at the same time very mellow character. The multifaceted, well structured flavor derives from an interplay of freshness and minerality and also has a wonderfully persistent finish.
Great now, but this wine will gain richness and complexity with ageing. A perfect match for grilled fish and asparagus but this very food-friendly wine is remarkably versatile and can stand up to strongly flavoured dishes.