Odd Blend is expressing the traditional paradox of planting red and white indigenous varieties in one single plot, aiming to a combined harvest and vinification in order to reveal its multidimensional complexity.
A tribute to local cultivation and winemaking practices with a contemporary point of view, a juggler’s cascade between tradition and modernity.
Field blend of indigenous varieties
White: Potamisi, Aidani, Monemvasia
Red: Fokiano, Mandilaria
Grapes are sourced from our private-own vineyard at Glinado Village in Western Naxos. A single plot of the white varieties Potamisi, Aidani, Monemvasia together with the red Fokiano and Mandilaria. Dry-farmed, low yielding vines, about 15 years old, grown organically. Sandy-clay soil with a high proportion of granite trashes. PGI Cyclades
The approach is linked to the traditional paradox of vinifying white and red varieties together. The single harvest approach and co-fermentation consist the tribute to local winemaking practices. A classic white vinification is conducted after the direct pressing of the totality of the grapes. Vinification starts by indigenous flora and the temperature is maintained controlled at 16-18° aiming to develop the special varietal characteristics. Vinification in inox tank, sur-lie ageing for 8 months with few lees stirring.
Medium gold color with copper hues. Complex nose with herbal and fruity character. Dried herbs, chamomile, black tea together with pear, bergamot and melon notes. Tropical, citrus peel notes at the background. Medium body with chewy texture, intriguing tannicity for a ‘white’ wine and herbal aromas. Vibrant acidity with sweet finish lead to a balanced wine.