Has anyone tasted Greek wines to date ?
What is your viewpoint on the White Assyrtico Grape Mono Variety coming from Santorini ?
Almost all of the Greek islands produce wines as well as the mainlands.
Some produce reds such as Corfu, Cephalonia, Crete, Rhodes and Santorini in particular. Santorini has been making some very lovely whites as well, from the Assyrtico grape. Santorini also produces a semi sweet wine called Visanto.
The Pelopponese ( the southern region of Nafplion ) provides over 25% of Greece´s wines which are hearty full bodied reds. They pair perfectly with Moussaka and hail from the Agiorgitiko grape also called the Saint George Grape variety. One of the most famous wineries in this region is Achaia Clauss.
Located about an hour from Athens is the Kourtakis Winery, a large exporter of white wines and Retsina.
Greece´s best wines come from the Thessalonika area where the noble red grape, the Xynomavro is produced. Similar to a Chianti made of 100% Sangiovese Grapes, the Boutari Winery produces some wonderful reds.
Have lovely Sunday,