Vradiano is not only a very old variety that used to grow on the east shore of Central Greece and in Sporades islands but also a very rare one until today. Its name derives from the Greek word “vradys” which means lazy or arriving late, probably linked to the late ripening of the variety. In some vintages harvesting can take place as late as October.
Though Vradiano is now widely cultivated, it offers a wide variety of wines as winemakers rush to explore its capabilities.
In PGI Slopes of Knimida, rose wines have pronounced red fruits aromas and are easy to drink. Red wines express ripe red fruit aromas with notes of sweet spices, are smooth and warm on the palate.
In PGI Evia, rose wines express fresh forest fruits aromas, are delicate and refreshing. Red wines have aromas of ripened fruits along with notes of tobacco, are generous and with round mouth.
In PGI Phthiotis, rose wines have distinctive aromas of freshly cut forest fruits, with a pleasant finish. Red wines develop aromas of red fruits and spices, remaining fleshy and silky