Asproudes

Rather than a single grape variety, Asproudes (meaning “whites” in Greek), is more of a group of white-skinned grape varieties. They are encountered across the Greek mainland, as well as on the Greek islands, but they are also strongly associated with the vineyards of Peloponnese. Despite the lack of a single typical character, asproudes-based wines tend to be fresh and easy to drink, with moderate levels of acidity and alcohol. Fruity aromas and flavours are dominant and remind citrus fruits, stone fruits and tropical fruits. There are both un-oaked and oaked expressions of the variety. Asproudes-based wines pair nicely with cold starters, pasta and light Mediterranean dishes.