Wine Showcase

March 3, 2018
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Agiorgitiko by Gaia 2015

This is yet another example of the broad range of wines that can be made with the Agiorgitiko grape, by the very capable team at Gaia Wines.
March 3, 2018
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Assyrtiko by Gaia Wild Ferment 2016

A different approach to Assyrtiko and Santorini, that manages to combine a complex winemaking methodology with the “elements of nature”.
August 6, 2017
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Alfega Rosé 2016, Domaine Hatzimichalis

It’s not only new, it’s novel too. It’s also one of the most fragrant rosé wines that I have tasted lately. This is most likely owed to the aromatic white Malagousia that’s co-fermented with the red Grenache and Syrah grapes.
August 6, 2017
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Malagousia Oaked 2016, Domaine Hatzimichalis

A beautiful approach that aims to tame the familiar, “explosively floral” character of a typical Malagousia white, with the help of oak from the barrel. Its influence is discrete yet critical, as it adds a nice spicy effect on the nose, while the palate is delightfully crisp, refreshing and long.
August 6, 2017
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Alfega Lefkos 2016, Domaine Hatzimichalis

An interesting white blend that brings together three grapes that can clearly benefit from each other’s “company”. Interchanging layers of floral, herbal and fruity aromas prevail in the nose, while the palate is round and fresh, with intense acidity and an elegant citrusy aftertaste.
August 6, 2017
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Alfega Erythros 2010, Domaine Hatzimichalis

At Domaine Hatzimichalis they know their French varieties really well and they have been using them to make cosmopolitan wines for decades. This excellent Bordeaux blend red is a typical example: it’s very well made, with a nose of typical fruity and spicy aromas and a palate that’s firm yet well balanced, with just the right length.
August 6, 2017
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Nemea Monolithos 2013, Domaine Bairaktaris

This is a typical, really well-made PDO Nemea red, made with selected grapes and very special care. A very accurate expression of the grapes typicity means elegant fruitiness with hints of sweet spices on the nose, while the palate is well-balanced and round, yet firm, with perfect length.
August 6, 2017
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Monolithos Rosé 2016, Domaine Bairaktaris

The unusual “marriage” of two very different grape varieties, Agiorgitiko and Assyrtiko, is an experiment that definitely paid off. The result is a very elegant rosé wine with a nose that oozes fresh aromas of forest fruits and sweet spices, while the palate is crisp, with pronounced acidity.
August 6, 2017
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Monolithos Red 2016, Domaine Bairaktaris

Agiorgitiko is such a versatile grape and it can “give” us such a wide range of wines. Case in point with this fresh red wine from the latest harvest, that’s undergone brief maceration and no oak treatment. The result is a vibrant red wine, with a fresh and fruity nose and a palate that’s silky yet long.
August 6, 2017
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Mantinia 2016, Troupis Winery

A typical Mantinia makes the most of the floral freshness and finesse of the Moschofilero, and this is exactly what you will get in this case. A wonderfully delicate white wine that oozes notes of summer flowers and freshly cut green herbs in the nose, while being refreshing on the palate, with perfectly crisp acidity.