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A Brief Guide to Greek Wine

Greece in a Glass

The Nation’s Top Wine Producers

The other great red grape of Greece is xinomavro , most common in the northern region of Macedonia (not to be confused with the country of the same name). Richer than agiorgitiko, xinomavro compares favorably with the wines of Bordeaux and the Napa Valley and costs much less than those big names. Two of the best wineries making xinomavro are Kir-Yianni and Thymiopoulos. Whether you’re planning a vineyard vacation or simply looking for something out of the ordinary to serve at your next dinner party, set your sights on Greece. Don’t be put off by the uncommon, difficult-to- pronounce names. These wines will convert skeptics from the very first sip.

those that use indigenous grape varietals. On the island of Santorini, the most prominent grape is assyrtiko . The white wine made from assyrtiko is tangy, mineral, and complex, reminiscent of Chablis and Sancerre. Standout producers include Hatzidakis and the beloved Domaine Sigalas. Northeast of Santorini, on the Peloponnese peninsula, is the Nemea wine region. The most noteworthy grape of Nemea is agiorgitiko . It is the most widely planted red grape in all of Greece, creating wines with a similar flavor profile to those of Beaujolais. Domaine Skouras bottles the grape on its own, as well as blending it with cabernet franc and merlot.

When you think of old-world wine, France and Italy are probably the first nations that come to mind, with Germany and Austria following closely behind. There’s no denying that all of these countries produce some of the greatest wines on the planet, but you shouldn’t overlook the long history and recent re- emergence of the wineries of Greece. Wine aficionados have shared what was once a secret: Greek wines are unique, delicious, and offer great value. While many producers grow international grapes featured in cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and merlot, the purest expression of Greek wine can be found in


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