Greek Wine Cellars
Assyrtiko, the noblest native white grape variety of Greece
Appellation of Origin Santorini of High Quality
On the gently sloping volcanic, rich and porous soils of Santorini island the vines are pruned into the shape of low baskets called "ambelies" to protect the fruit from the strong north-east winds of summer- the meltemia. The grapes flourish within the baskets, which also serve to catch the moisture from the natural mists that rise form the sea and cover the vineyards. It is a unique microclimate.
Assyrtiko is unique to the Mediterranean in the it achieves ripeness while maintaining high acidity. The wine is light in color with greenish tints. On the palate a fresh fruitiness is apparent with the development of a pleasant acidity and minerality, the latter derived from the unique character of the geology. Citrus and mineral notes develop on the palate.
Accompanies with seafood, salad, roast chicken and light dishes, but due to its distinctive minerality it will also complement stronger flavoured food. Best served chilled (46- 50 degrees Farenheit.)
Moscofilero, the red skinned aromatic version of the Fileri grape
Appellation of Origin Mantinia of HIgh Quality.
Situated in the center of Peloponnese, the southern mainland of Greece, on a high inland plateau in the region of Mantinia at a height in excess of 2000 feet. The distinctive climate of the region, with its low summer temperatures and early rains, promotes the unique , slow ripening, of the grapes. The harvest takes place at the beginning of October.
A wine possessing a very light, bright colors with a delicate yet distinctive bouquet of fine aromas. On the palate the winedevelops an intense frity and flowery taste.
It is a perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes. A good match for fish and seafood dishes, white meats, appetizers, salads, snacks and light summer meals. Also excellent with its own. Best served chilled (46-50 degrees Farenheit.)
Moscofilero- 1.5 L
Agiorgitiko of Nemea
Status: Dry red wine, Protected Designation of Origin
Region: Nemea, Corinthia
Vineyards: In the Nemea wine-producing zone, Corinthia
Altitude: 350-650m (1150-2150 ft).
Characteristics: An intense ruby color with violet hints; full-bodied aroma and a delicate, full palate.
Culinary Match: Red meats; game; deli cold cuts; piquant cheeses; and pasta served with red sauces.
Best Served: Slightly chilled to 15-18 degrees C (59-65 F).
Available in: 750 ml bottles.
Agiorgitiko of Nemea- 1.5 L
Also known as St. George, Agiorgitiko is one of the most famous Greek red varieties. Grown on the hillsides of Nemea for more than 2,500 years, the reds from this area have sometimes been known as "the blood of Hercules," purported to have given him the strength to slay the infamous Lion of Nemea. Agiorgitiko produces food-friendly wines such as Kouros Nemea - elegant, medium-bodied, with a core of fresh berries and plums and balancing tannins.