Shining in the International Chardonnay Arena
Idisma Drios Chardonnay has its own place as one of the leading Greek Chardonnays. Vinified in oak barrels, it is round, it features sweet aromas and richness, spreading across the tasting palette and impressing with its texture.
The grapes come from vineyards in Mikrochori and Kali Vrisi; both are regions that enjoy cold winters and refreshing north winds in summer.
Cold soaking of the skins prior to fermentation to transfer aroma components from the grapes to the must. Fermentation starts in stainless steel tanks and on the seventh day the wine with its fine lees is transferred to 225 liter French oak barrels. The fermentation is completed into the barrels while manual bâtonnage (stirring of the fine lees) is applied for about 6 months; a method that gives volume, density and creaminess to the wine.
APPEARANCE / Light lemon color
NOSE / Aromas of lemon, peach, apricot, melon, honeysuckle as well as sandalwood, crème pâtissière, nutmeg, tobacco and dry nut notes
PALATE / The similarly sweet mouth aromas are balanced by the wine’s high acidity. Medium volume, medium alcohol with the typical density of a barrel-aged white wine. Flavors of quince, lemon and dried apricots. Persistent and long aftertaste.
Idisma Drios Chardonnay is a rich wine that will pair well with equally rich dishes. It will reveal its full potential next to dishes such as chicken ala crème, mussels with mustard sauce, fried schnitzel, French quiche and wonderful salmon tartlets. A salmon fillet with vodka sauce and any kind of risotto will be an ideal match. The wine also works perfectly with extravagant, rustic dishes such as moussaka, while it will always please when enjoyed next to fine fish fillets and white meat.