Plyto

Plyto is a rare white-skinned Cretan grape variety – strongly associated with the vineyards of Iraklion – that had been almost disappeared before it attracted the interest of local growers who saved and recovered it. Varietal wines are fresh, light bodied, easy to drink with medium alcohol levels. Typical Plyto expressions are fruity, with aromas and flavors of lemon and pear, accompanied with some herbal notes. Plyto wines are usually un-oaked, but blends with other local grape varieties are also frequent – especially Vidiano which complements Plyto with body and ripeness. The light body of Plyto wines can be very pleasant well chilled “by the glass”, but they can also match perfectly with salads and light olive oil-based Greek dishes.