White Wines by the Bottle
LIGHT, RACY WHITE WINES THAT ARE CLEAN AND BRIGHT:
If you are looking for a refreshing, easy-drinking white wine, you are in the right place. This is the wheelhouse of Greek white winemaking. Traditionally Greeks love their white wines in this style to accompany their cuisine. These wines sing when paired with seafood.
Sigalas “Am” Assyrtiko/Monemvassia PGI Cyclades 2020
Skouras Moschofilero PGI Peloponnesos 2020
Kamara “Nimbus Albus” Assyrtiko/Malagousia PGI Macedonia 2016
Sclavos “Alchymiste” Vostalidi/ Moschatela/ Moscat/ Tsaousi 2016
“Greek Margarita” realness
Silva Daskalaki “Vorinos” Vidiano PGI Crete 2020
Domaine Glinavos Zitsa Debina PGI Zitsa 2019
Wine Art Estate “Plano” Malagousia PGI Drama
MEDIUM-BODIED AND AROMATIC WHITE WINES:
So this is a tricky category. A good tricky. Mainly because even when Greek white wines are medium bodied they keep the same clean, racy finish that is a hallmark of all Greek wines. On the mid-palate these wines certainly have richness along with being lush and sexy, yet are never too heavy or ponderous.
Skouras “Salto” Moschofilero PGI Peloponnesos 2020
Remember that hippie chick you dated for a few months?
Santo Winery Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2021
Domaine Zafeirakis Malagousia PGI Tyrnavos, Thessaly 2020
Alpha Estate Ecosystem Chardonnay PGI Florina 2018
Kontozisis “A-Grafo” Roditis PGI Karditsa 2017
Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2021
Kontozisis “A-Grafo” Assyrtiko PGI Karditsa 2017
Sclavos “Metagitnion” Vostilidi PGI Slopes of Aenos, Cephalonia 2014
If this wine were a literary legend, it would be Hunter S. Thompson. Completely Gonzo
Biblia Chora “Areti” Assyrtiko PGI Pangeon 2017
FULL-BODIED, SUMPTUOUS WHITE WINES:
Here are the decadent, opulent whites that make you have naughty thoughts. Once uncommon in Greece, there were at first few full-bodied wines from Greece because Greeks traditionally liked their white wines very light to go with their largely vegetable and seafood based cuisine.There are now a wide range of glorious, full-bodied wines that remain truly Greek, yet satisfy a modern desire for the big and bold.
“Popolka” Blanc de Noir Xinomavro, Amyndaio
Sigalas “Kavalieros” Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2017
Domaine Porto Carras “Le Grand Blanc” Malagouzia/ Assyrtiko/ Limnio PGI Sithonia 2016
Domaine Porto Carras “Blanc de Noir” Limnio, PGI Sithonnia 2017
Vouni Panyia “Franc de Pied” Xynisteri PGI Paphos 2020
Biblia Chora “Plagios” Chardonnay/ Assyrtiko PGI Pangeon, Macedonia 2018
Tselepos “Blanc de Gris” Moschofilero PGI Arcadia 2017
Galvalas “Nykteri” Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2017
Venetsantos Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2020
Hatzidakis “de Louros” Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2014
The rarest wines of Santorini. Ancient vines and knee-buckling flavors
Red Wine by the Bottle
LIGHT, GRACEFUL AND REFINED RED WINES:
Always maligned, never appreciated for their amazing versatility, light red wines are such great matches with a wide range of food. Soft fruit flavors and supple tannins make these wines so delicious.
Ktima Voyatzi Xinomavro PGI Velvento, Macedonia 2013
Supple, silky goodness.
Alpha Estate Hedgehog Single Vineyard Xinomavro PDO Amyndeon 2019
Alpha Estate Ecosystem “Strofi” Single Block Pinot Noir 2019
Gevrey-Chambertin, eat your heart out!
Parparoussis “Reserve” Agiorgitiko PDO Nemea, Peloponnesos 2014
Vouni Panayia “Franc de Pied” Mavro/ Maratheftiko PGI Paphos 2019
Domaine Zafeirakis Limniona PGI Tyrnavos 2018
MEDIUM-BODIED, SUPPLE REDS:
The Swiss Army Knife of reds, these run the gamut from soft and silky to spicy and earthy. With moderate alcohol and body weight, if you are looking for the most Greek of Greek red wines, here is the place.
Silva Daskalaki “Vorinos” Koutsifali/ Liatiko PGI Crete 2016
Kontozisis “By Soft Nails” Syrah PGI Kardista 2018
Kir-Yianni “Yianakohori” Merlot/ Xinomavro PGI Imathia, Macedonia 1998
Kir-Yianni “Yianakohori” Merlot/ Xinomavro PGI Imathia, Macedonia 2005
We have an extensive library of Yianakohori vintages to offer, please inquire!
Rhous “Skipper” Koustifali/ Mandalaria PGI Crete 2016
Sclavos “Orgion” Mavrodaphne PGI Aenos, Cephalonia 2016
My gorgeous goth girlfriend.
Wine Art Estate “XI” Xinomavro Macedonia 2017
Ktima Voyatzi Tsapournakos PGI Velvento, Macedonia 2017
Greek Cab Franc! (Tsapournakos is a Cab Franc clone).
Kontozisis “Sun” Limniona/ Xinomavro PGI Kardista 2015
Glinavos “Vlahiko” Vlahiko/ Bekari PGI Ioannina, Epirus 2018
What Edgar Allen Poe got drunk on while writing “The Raven”
Kamara “Nimbus Russus” Syrah/ Merlot/ Xiomavro PGI Slopes of Kamara, Thessaloniki 2017
Oenogenisis “Oenosophist” Xinomavro/ Merlot PGI Drama, Macedonia 2008
Gavalas Mavrotragano PGI Cyclades 2014
A deep & crisp red Mavro (black) Tragano (crisp) is an indigenous varietal brought back from extinction by the good people at Gavalas winery.
Tselepos Kokkinomilos Merlot PGI Arcadia 2009
Kir-Yanni “Ramnista” Xinomavro PDO Naoussa 2017
Domaine Skouras “Portes” Merlot PGI Peloponnesos 2015
FULL-BODIED AND MUSCULAR REDS:
To make the obligatory Greek mythology reference, here is the Zeus category of Greek reds. Big, explosive and prone to bad decisions, just like the king of the gods. All right, so maybe not exactly, but these wines are where you find the highest alcohol, biggest fruit flavors and most pronounced tannins.
Tselepos “Dilofos” Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot 2016 Arcadia
Super Tuscans look out!
Gerovassilou Syrah/ Limnio/ Merlot PGI Epanomi, Macedonia 2016
Nerantzi Syrah PGI Serres, Macedonia 2011
Nerantzi Koniaros/ Cabernet Sauvignon PGI Serres, Macedonia 2013
Koniaros is an indigenous grape saved by Nerantzi. This is the only bottle of this varietal in the world!
Domaine Skouras “Grande Cuvee” Agiorgiktiko PDO Nemea, Peloponnesos 2017
Wine Art Estate “Nebbio” Nebbiolo PGI Drama Macedonia 2012
Sigalas “Mm” Mandilaria/ Mavrotragano PGI Cyclades 2017
Katsaros Cabernet Sauvignon PGI Krania, Thessaly 2012
Made on Mt. Olympus. Positively godlike.
Alpha Estate “SMX” Syrah/ Merlot/ Xinomavro PGI Florina Macedonia 2017
Alpha Estate “SMX” Syrah/ Merlot/ Xinomavro PGI Florina Macedonia 2003
Alpha Estate “One” Negroamaro PGI Florina Macedonia 2009
Alpha Estate Tannat PGI Florina Macedonia 2016
Domiane Skouras “Megas Oenos Labyrinth” PDO Nemea, Peloponneso 99-12
That’s history right there, you understand?
La Tour Melas “Cyrus One” Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Agiorgiktiko PGI Achinos 2016
Manousakis “Nostos” Syrah, Granache, Mourvedre PGI Crete 2017
Biblia Chora “Biblinos” Unknown Varietal, PGI Mt. Pangeon, Macedonia 2015
This grape would rather remain anonymous (unknown varietal).
Tselepos “Avliotopi” Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Arcadia
Shows off Greek terrior while being a bold, smooth (killer!) Cab.