Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2008 Mantinia

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2008 Semeli Nasiakos, ACQS Mantinia

It's the summer of drinking so much white wine that's causing me to search for whites, even in the middle of winter. And Greek wines are definitely bottles that everyone should look out for. A wine from the Greek island of Peloponessos, of the Mantinia region. This area produces white wines from an indigenous varietal, Moschofilero, that I went crazy for a few months ago.

This wine has all the fresh bright fruit I look for, with a weight and texture that I think makes it perfect for food, and winter. High acidity balances it all out, and tames the overt fruit characters that this variety has. Tropical, but with a presence - does that make sense? Very drinkable indeed.

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