Greek Wine Showcase this Saturday…
In case you are still leery of the wines of Greece, you have the opportunity this weekend to taste a dozen fine examples from this emerging region. The best Greek whites are among the elite wines for food pairing and the reds are perfect for summertime grilled fare. There will even be a rose, a delicious muscat and … RETSINA!!!!
Here is the line-up:
2009 Gaia Notios White
A blend of Moshofilero and Roditis from Peloponisos, this is a subtle and pretty white for a warm day.
2009 Porto Carras Assyrtiko
From the region of Sithonia, this Assyrtiko is grown on the slopes of Mt Meliton. Full-bodied white with much skin contact.
2010 Mercouri Estate Foloi
Foloi features the Roditis variety as grown on the mountain vineyards of Peloponisos. The '10 is a lean and classic example.
2010 Argyros Atlantis White
Mostly the Assyrtico variety, grown in the Cyclades of Santorini. The first of 2 gems from this island in our tasting.
2010 Sigalas Athiri-Assyrtiko
Two classic varieties from Santorini create a harmonious, lean white with lovely acidity and minerality.
2010 Pavlidis Thema
Sauvignon Blanc and Assyrtico from Drama. This is a fragrant and exotic white, and is the highlight of our Greek white selections.
2010 Gaia Estate 14-18h Rosé
Dry rosé of Agiorgitiko from Nemea, with freshness and a unique sense of place. Striking color.
2010 Porto Carras Limnio
The ancient Limnio variety is grown here in Sithonia. Expect a distinctive red with spice, pepper and cinnamon notes.
2007 Spiropoulos Red Stag
The Agiorgitiko variety as grown in Nemea, and raised in French oak. Nice ripe cherry and vanilla.
2010 Vassilou Retsina of Attica
This dry white from Attica is made of the Savatiano variety, and is raised with a touch of pine resin for an ancient touch.
2008 U.W.C.S. Samos Muscat Vin Doux
Beautiful dessert wine made of Muscat from a cooperative of growers on the island of Samos. Decadently sweet and 15% alcohol.