Preknadi
The wine

The approach of working with Preknadi, both in the vineyard and the winery, leads to a harmonious, juicy and refreshing wine with great aromatic persistence. Honeyed tropical and green fruits are typical aromas and flavours. The balanced acidity, the fruit and the very well integrated oak offer a luscious depth. When young the Preknadi is a delicious wine, but at the same time rewards the patience of a wine lover when it matures. It is an elegant gastronomic wine with a unique character that perfectly matches most of the dishes of local and international cuisine.

PREKNADI

Vintages

The vintage

A great vintage amid an environmental crisis and climate change? The 2021 vintage raised several questions and concerns about the terroir concept and its future. However, it gave us grapes with great quality and technology-friendly characteristics.
The 2020 harvest was followed by a prolonged drought until the beginning of 2021. The vineyard became thirsty before entering dormancy. Winter was normal with low temperatures ending up to a heavy snowfall by the mid of February. Spring came a little late, with budbreak at the beginning of April. The weather conditions until June favored the smooth shoot growth, flowering and good health of the young bunches. The summer was very challenging, when the powerful and recurring heatwave stretched the limits of the vineyard. We carefree harvested the two varieties throughout the sunny September.

The wine style

Preknadi in its youth. Medium lemon colour, with medium + aromatic intensity displaying white flowers, green fruit (apple, pear), citrus (orange, lime), stone fruit (peach, apricot), a hint of white pepper but mostly tropical notes (alternating between banana, lychee and pineapple). On the palate, it displays brisk, medium (+) acidity, medium body and medium (+) flavour intensity, medium alcohol packed in well-identified primary stone fruit and spicy notes; flavours are lingering, showing nerve and freshness; medium finish. The wine balances the vibrancy of fruit with zesty acidity, showing complexity of layers of fruit, expressiveness and elegance. Acidity and flavour intensity will give the wine the potential to age effortlessly to develop honeyed tertiary aromas in the bottle and to round up.

The vintage

The 2020 vintage showcased the predominant role of nature in our lives. The Covid19 pandemic came as a blow, just like another sudden hail ravaging the vineyard. However, the charm and the sense of surprise stemming from the uniqueness of each vintage are primarily due to the natural factor.
The winter of 2020 was relatively mild, dry and prolonged. The arrival of spring was accompanied by high levels of rain and low temperatures down to mid-April. The vines thus grew rapidly and in May we worked intensively to manage the dense vegetation and protect the vines from diseases. The month of June was marked by warm days and cool nights extending the flowering season and the grapes started to ripen at different times. The rest of the summer went smoothly with cool temperatures and beautifully distributed showers in August.
Preknadi ripened unevenly. Slightly overripe grapes, ripe grapes and others with excess acidity contributed the blend of raw material for a complex and at the same time unprecedented vinification for this grape.

The wine style

Medium gold in colour, with medium + aromatic intensity displaying on the nose well-defined multi-layered fruit extract, expressed as pear, red apple skins, delicate white flowers of honeysuckle and jasmine, candied orange peel, lime, quince, kumquat, ripe peach, ceding to aromas of maturation (honey, hazelnut, walnut) and a hint of wet stones. On the palate, it displays vibrant, savoury green, citrus and stone fruit with notes of honey, brisk, medium (+) acidity, beautifully enveloped in a medium (+) body and medium (+) flavour intensity and medium alcohol. An element of subtle, unobtrusive, almost unfelt presence of oak fleshing out the palate is identified. A lingering finish. A wine of elegant complexity that rewards cellaring and patience.

The vintage

The year 2019 was unique. We harvested a sufficient amount of healthy grapes with phenolic ripeness and at the same time acidity unprecedentedly good for a Mediterranean vineyard. It was a year that progressed smoothly from the beginning of winter and ended with the harvest in mid-October, without the vineyard enduring extreme weather conditions. The rainfall was evenly spread throughout the year and provided sufficient water for the plants, to withstand the July drought. During the hot summer the grapes ripened without heat waves, keeping the acidity at satisfactory levels. We harvested the Preknadi at the end of August, satisfied with the quality of the raw materials and with the anticipation that we will get wonderful wines that only get better with age and continue to amaze us with their character.

The wine style

Plump medium to full bodied with bright golden colour and green rays throughout. A honeyed fruity bouquet that oozes banana, mango, quince, pear and green apple with a slightly mineral edge which accentuates the discreet vanilla notes. Dry and chalky texture with medium plus acidity, hints of citrus, crunchy yellow fruit flavours intermixed with a bit thin of lime. It remains on the palate with a long mineral finish with soft spices and a short tart of white pepper.

Preknadi
The wine

The approach of working with Preknadi, both in the vineyard and the winery, leads to a harmonious, juicy and refreshing wine with great aromatic persistence. Honeyed tropical and green fruits are typical aromas and flavours. The balanced acidity, the fruit and the very well integrated oak offer a luscious depth. When young the Preknadi is a delicious wine, but at the same time rewards the patience of a wine lover when it matures. It is an elegant gastronomic wine with a unique character that perfectly matches most of the dishes of local and international cuisine.

PREKNADI

Vintages

The vintage

A great vintage amid an environmental crisis and climate change? The 2021 vintage raised several questions and concerns about the terroir concept and its future. However, it gave us grapes with great quality and technology-friendly characteristics.
The 2020 harvest was followed by a prolonged drought until the beginning of 2021. The vineyard became thirsty before entering dormancy. Winter was normal with low temperatures ending up to a heavy snowfall by the mid of February. Spring came a little late, with budbreak at the beginning of April. The weather conditions until June favored the smooth shoot growth, flowering and good health of the young bunches. The summer was very challenging, when the powerful and recurring heatwave stretched the limits of the vineyard. Frequent irrigation was the only option for plants to survive, preserve the canopy alive and protect grapes from sunburns. We carefree harvested the two varieties throughout the sunny September. The truth is that the vintage would be mediocre without water. However, a great vineyard will always respond when having to cope with very adverse circumstances. We feel fortunate living in Naoussa.

The wine style

Preknadi in its youth. Medium lemon colour, with medium + aromatic intensity displaying white flowers, green fruit (apple, pear), citrus (orange, lime), stone fruit (peach, apricot), a hint of white pepper but mostly tropical notes (alternating between banana, lychee and pineapple). On the palate, it displays brisk, medium (+) acidity, medium body and medium (+) flavour intensity, medium alcohol packed in well-identified primary stone fruit and spicy notes; flavours are lingering, showing nerve and freshness; medium finish. The wine balances the vibrancy of fruit with zesty acidity, showing complexity of layers of fruit, expressiveness and elegance. Acidity and flavour intensity will give the wine the potential to age effortlessly to develop honeyed tertiary aromas in the bottle and to round up.

The vintage

The 2020 vintage showcased the predominant role of nature in our lives. The Covid19 pandemic came as a blow, just like another sudden hail ravaging the vineyard. However, the charm and the sense of surprise stemming from the uniqueness of each vintage are primarily due to the natural factor.
The winter of 2020 was relatively mild, dry and prolonged. The arrival of spring was accompanied by high levels of rain and low temperatures down to mid-April. The vines thus grew rapidly and in May we worked intensively to manage the dense vegetation and protect the vines from diseases. The month of June was marked by warm days and cool nights extending the flowering season and the grapes started to ripen at different times. The rest of the summer went smoothly with cool temperatures and beautifully distributed showers in August.
Preknadi ripened unevenly. Slightly overripe grapes, ripe grapes and others with excess acidity contributed the blend of raw material for a complex and at the same time unprecedented vinification for this grape.

The wine style

Medium gold in colour, with medium + aromatic intensity displaying on the nose well-defined multi-layered fruit extract, expressed as pear, red apple skins, delicate white flowers of honeysuckle and jasmine, candied orange peel, lime, quince, kumquat, ripe peach, ceding to aromas of maturation (honey, hazelnut, walnut) and a hint of wet stones. On the palate, it displays vibrant, savoury green, citrus and stone fruit with notes of honey, brisk, medium (+) acidity, beautifully enveloped in a medium (+) body and medium (+) flavour intensity and medium alcohol. An element of subtle, unobtrusive, almost unfelt presence of oak fleshing out the palate is identified. A lingering finish. A wine of elegant complexity that rewards cellaring and patience.

The vintage

The year 2019 was unique. We harvested a sufficient amount of healthy grapes with phenolic ripeness and at the same time acidity unprecedentedly good for a Mediterranean vineyard. It was a year that progressed smoothly from the beginning of winter and ended with the harvest in mid-October, without the vineyard enduring extreme weather conditions. The rainfall was evenly spread throughout the year and provided sufficient water for the plants, to withstand the July drought. During the hot summer the grapes ripened without heat waves, keeping the acidity at satisfactory levels. We harvested the Preknadi at the end of August, satisfied with the quality of the raw materials and with the anticipation that we will get wonderful wines that only get better with age and continue to amaze us with their character.

The wine style

Plump medium to full bodied with bright golden colour and green rays throughout. A honeyed fruity bouquet that oozes banana, mango, quince, pear and green apple with a slightly mineral edge which accentuates the discreet vanilla notes. Dry and chalky texture with medium plus acidity, hints of citrus, crunchy yellow fruit flavours intermixed with a bit thin of lime. It remains on the palate with a long mineral finish with soft spices and a short tart of white pepper.