Vingårdene: RODITIS

 

                         RODITIS

Roditis is the most planted white grape variety in Greece. It is also the base for hundreds of “modest”—or less “modest”—and everyday white wines. This is perhaps the reason that the variety has been often characterized as “humble”. In actual fact, however, Roditis is neither a white variety, since its berries’ skin color veers to the reddish, nor is it “humble” since, under the right conditions, it can yield distinct and excellent wines. Moreover, given the fact that its wines are modestly priced, Roditis submits its candidacy to be nominated as the best “value for money” variety of the Greek vineyard.

Cultivated throughout the land of Epirus, Roditis yields the PDO Patras wines, lends a hand to the PDO Anchilaos and PDO Slopes of Meliton whites, and is part of the blend in countless PGI wines. Admittedly, it does emerge as watery and flabby at times. Nevertheless, taming unrestrained production, opting for mountain vineyards, carefully vinifying, and keeping its wines on their lees for short spells are the key elements behind the transformation of this ostensibly ugly duckling into Prince Charming! Thus, contemporary, premium Roditis wines possess clear, lemony or—depending on the region—mineral aromas, light to medium body, and refreshing acidity, all elements that dress the wines with a “European” patina and great flexibility at the table.

Despite its prevalence in the winegrowing arena, Roditis remains one of the least explored Greek varieties as well as a living proof of the potential the contemporary wines of Greece have at each and every level: restless wine lovers who have enjoyed a bottle of this varietal either as an apéritif or a flawless companion of appetizers and main dishes will not only come to broaden their wine horizons but will also be making a “clever” buy when opting for Roditis.

                        • VARIETY IDENTITY •

TYPE OF WINE: White wines

WINE STYLE: Fresh  –  Unoaked

FOOD PAIRING: Sea food- White Meats & Pouitry – Pasta – Salads & Vegetables – Cheese

AROMAS & FLAVORS: Tropical  Fruits – Citrus Fruits– Green Fruits – Mineral  Earthy

BODY:    Medium

ACIDITY:  Moderate - Hight

AGING POTENTIAL:  3 – 4 Years

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  • RODITIS AMPHORA : RODITIS 100% ORANGE WHITE WINE- VEGAN-BIODYNAMIC-ORGANIC-Alc.11%-
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    117,50 kr
  • RODITIS NATURE : RODITIS 100%-VEGAN-ORGANIC-BIODYNAMIC-Alc. 12%- MINIMUM SULFITES
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    92,75 kr
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