Sunday, May 25, 2014

#DRINKGREEKWINE New Wines of Greece NYC 2014 Part 2

Mediterra Wines Assyrtiko 2013 white wine-from Crete 

label-Xerolithia-Greek words for dry stones-named after the stone walls separate fields. Letter middle is letter for 'X'. White wine from Vilana grape-fruity/mineral-fine acids…bright straw lemon color

Kamara Estate Rosé from Xinomavro grape-balanced acidity+fruity/sun dried tomato hints

Zacharias Winery-White Symetry Moschofolero-from family wend vineyards in Nemea
on the right-Okto White-blend of Muscat White, Vilana and Sauvignon Blanc-flowers/herbs hints with mellow richness of Vilana…WIne Advocate gave it '89' points

Lyrarakis Winery-Producer Bert Lyrarakis---the recommended Okto White pictured-from his family's wineries started bottling under their own label in 1993…from Crete

Nissos Crete White 2013-Vilana, Sauvignon Blanc blend

Peza Union Crete-wines and olive oil

Theopetra Estate-organic wines -Tsililis family owned estate-white wine Malagoyzia+Assyrtiko grapes-dry white wine. Round body, fresh fruity flavors, bright yellow/green color. 
Boutari S.A.-one Greece's largest/oldest wineries

from the morning wine tasting-loved the rich terra-cotta color-and taste-Grande Reserve Naoussa-100% Xinomavro grape. Delicious-aged well.

Moschofielo Boutari white wine-flower/citrus notes-a drink now wine from Peloponnese

one of our favs- the Amalia  Brut from Tselepos Winery. Naturally sparkling wine from the Moschofilero grape-picked early for low sugar-fermented like classic Champagne with 2nd fermentation in the bottle

GAIA Estate Wines

Gaia Estate Wines Nemea P.D.O. dry red-beautiful deep red color from Agiorgitiko grapes -good structure +aromatic-ages well

Santorini -ASSYRTIKO ARGYROS-crisp, fresh-high acid perfect w/seafood.

love the name-Chateau Harlaftis-started by Nicos Harlaftis- current owner's grandfather in 1935. Holding  Athanassiadi Dry White-Savatiano-Rhoditis-fresh aromas flowers=fruits-light straw color. Orig

"the virtues of age"-Chateau Harlaftis Cabernet Sauvignon-rich deep color

Clean labels-on all the bottles from Nikos Karatza-Ktima Pavlidis-from Northern Greece

Thema-blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Assyrtiko-well balance, rich 

Domaine Gerovassiliou- Avaton blend 40%Limnio, 40% Mavrotragano, 20% Mavroudi-dry red-blackberry fruit/spice-matured in new French oak barrels for 18 months

Malagousia-dry whitw 100% Malagousia-bright blonde color w/ geenish hints-exotic fruits/hints pepper, jasmine herbs+lemon

Parparoussis-The Gift of Dionysus 100% Sideritis dry white fine-well structured, decent finish works well with seafood-by Cava Spiliadis-family run-also owns MILOS Greek restaurants on this side of the Pond

from Biblia Chora Areti White-only 5000 bottles made from 100%Assyrtiko

Samaropetra 2013 PGI Florina-Roditis, Sauvignon Blanc blend

Kir Yianni Estate

Alpha Xinomavro-bright red

Alpha Estate
dried fruits, aged cheeses...
raw seafood-perfect accompaniments to the wines….