Greece is a land steeped in viticultural history, where a new generation of talented producers is pursuing modern visions of winemaking, taking advantage of a wealth of characterful, indigenous grape varieties to produce unique wines.
The selection of wines in this mixed case is emblematic of this trend for producing wines with savoury textures, joyful, uplifting fruit, polished tannins, bags of energy and freshness.
Above all these are wines of incredible value for money and easy, immediate enjoyment.
2011 Pavlidis Winery, Emphasis Assyrtiko x1
Made from one of Greece's signature white wine grape varieties Assyrtiko delivers wines that are bone-dry, with deliciously concentrated citrus & pear aromas mixed with an earthy, mineral aftertaste.
2012 Vidiano, Diamantakis Winery x 1
A really unusual, complex and intriguing white wine, resembling Viogner.
2010 Domaine Lyrarakis, Okto Red x 2
Native varietals Kotsifali and Mandilari combine here with the better-known Syrah to create a red wine of great finesse with a delicious berry fruit character.
2010 Domaine Sigalas, Mavrotragano, Santorini x 1
Native to the island of Santorini, this grape produces wines that are reminiscent of Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir, redolent of red currants, violets, spices, with flatteringly opulent fruit, overlaid with mineral notes...
Malvasia of Crete, Domaine Lyrarakis x 1
A historic sweet wine that blends together a number of native Cretan grapes. Grapes are dried in the sun for 9 days to concentrate the sugars and the must, and then aged in new oak barrels for 12 months. Rich, grapey, apricot-and -honey aromas and plenty of weight on the palate, but there is also a real sense of elegance and freshness.Mixed Cases