Kidonitsa is an aromatic white-skinned grape variety grown in Laconia, the south-east part of Peloponnese. The variety was relegated before it was revived by local growers. The name of the variety comes from the world quince (which is “kidoni” in Greek) and unsurprisingly quince is the variety’s signature aroma. However, the variety’s aromatic character and flavours can be more complex, with citrus fruit and usually an unmistakable minerality. Kidonitsa gives varietal wines which retain its fragrant aromatic character. Best expressions of the variety give wines that are rich, with medium alcohol and refreshing acidity. Because of their richness, they are well-paired with food and they match perfectly with grilled or baked fish, as well as with white meat and white sauces.

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