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.
2007 Mediterra Winery, Anassa White x 1
This is a harmonious blend of native Greek white variety Vilana with the more widely known Sauvignon Blanc, matured in French oak barriques.
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
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...
2003 Vin Santo, Hatzidakis Winery Santorini, Greece
from late-harvested, sun-dried grapes, aged in barriques for 6 years or more- A honeyed wine, a far cry from the more oxidative styles of Tuscan Vin Santo...A versatile nectar perfect when served cold with goats and blue cheeses as well as with chocolate and fruit based puddingsMixed Cases