Inspired by Eric’s article last week, I ventured astray into Greece this weekend:
- Estate Argyros atlantis IGP: Cyclades (90% Assyrtiko/5% Athiri/5% Aidani; 13%) Episkopi/Santorini 2017: Med.light yellow color; some bubbles agglomerate around the edge of the glass; very fragrant floral/citric/grapefruity/spicy/carnations slight mineral/saline/steely lovely perfumed almost Muscat-like nose; quite tart/tangy/steely saline very floral/carnations/citric/spicy light mineral/saline flavor; very long/lingering quite floral/carnations/citric/lemony/lime curd quite tart/racy/zippy some saline/mineral/steely/chalky finish; a really bright/bracing quite perfumed white at a great price; the aromatics remind a lot of Malvasia Istriana. $22.00 (KK)
- Monograph by Gaia Moschofilero IGP: Peloponnese (12.0%; www.GaiaWines.Gr; Winebow) Koutsi/Korinthos 2017: Med.light yellow color; very tiny bubbles/dissolved CO2 that agglomerate; quite fragrant citric/grapefruit/pineapple/spicy very perfumed/aromatic almost Muscat-like light stony/metallic nose; lightly tart some spritz/dissolved CO2 rather citric/grapefruity/pineapple/floral/spicy light mineral/metallic bit lean/tight flavor; long rather tart bit spritz/dissolved CO2 floral/grapefruity/citric/spicy finish; a very pretty perfumed white at a great price. $13.50 (KK)
- Monograph by Gaia Agiorgitiko (13.0%) Koutsi/Kovinthos 2016: Med.dark color; strong blackberry/blueberry/bit licorice light earthy/loamy fairly fragrant nose; fairly tart strong blackberry/blueberry/spicy rather earthy/loamy flavor w/ light tangy tannins; very long blackberry/blueberry/spicy rather earthy/loamy finish w/ light bitey tannins; quite a pleasant/tangy light-weight red much like a Sudtirol Lagrein but not as earthy/loamy as those; quite a tasty red at a great price. $13.50 (KK)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- I’ve tried a number of Greek wines on&off over the yrs and found that I like them pretty much. I need to have a more focused attack on these wines. Including a good Retsina.