WINE TASTING: The secret aromas of Cretan wines
A trip through Dionyso’s ‘juices’ (musts), in the most famous wine-area of Crete… Guided by an Enologist (Wine specialist). The trip includes a nice picnic in nature. Also a visit in the unknown ancient open-air wine presses in the surrounding area.
How many secrets are in reality hidden in the grape and in the cultivation of the vine?
A glass of wine includes the aroma of the florescence of the vine and the herbs which grow on its border, the taste of the ripen grape that the picker tastes before throwing it in the bucket, the sound of the viticulturer’s steps and the pickers’ laughs, the touch on the shoots which is either soft or violent, the sight which is lost in the extended green (canopy) and calms the spirit.
The wine is a result of senses but is as well enjoyed with them. Each of the senses has its own role, the sight corresponds to the colour, the smell to the aromas, the taste to the flavours, the touch to the mouth feel, but what about the hearing?
In the ‘secret aromas of wine’, is hidden the term of ‘terroir’, which corresponds to the soil, climate, cultivation and personality factors, that make a wine unique, means with identity.
The indigenous Cretan grape varieties are well incorporated, since centuries, in the natural environment of the island and express the richness (in flavours) of the land which had nourished them.
Those are the elements to be discovered by the travelers of PETASSOS, at this eight hours trip, in the heart of the viticultural area of Heraklion.
THE TRIP ‘STEP BY STEP’
Initiation in the theme in a tasting room.
Visiting by a private 4X4 vehicle the ancient wine presses.
Visiting by a private 4X4 vehicle the vineyard of our oenologist and getting involved in the seasonal field-works in her traditional Cretan vineyard (possibility to trek for 1 h30 hour -go and return- to visit the ancient wine-presses, passing from olive groves and beautiful rural landscapes).
Picnic in nature, under the shadow of the olive trees.
Return to the tasting room where a tasting of Cretan wines accompanied with paximadi and cheese will be provided.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Escort and presentation of the programme by an oenologist (who is also a producer).
- Wine tasting of 5 local wined of high quality in a special room for wine tasting.
- Manual for each traveler, specialised on this particular trip.
- Picnic in the fields.
- The transfers with the 4X4.
- Everything mentionned above.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Transport from your accommodation to the sites proposed and back to the hotel (upon request with extra cost).
- Personal Insurance (upon request)
- Beverage (soft drinks)
- Personal expenses, tips.
- Entrance fees to museums and organised archaeological sites
- Anothing not mentioned above