Wine Advocate 90"The 2012 Techni Alipias white is principally a Sauvignon Blanc with 10% Assyrtiko blended in, fermented in stainless steel. It comes in just under 13% alcohol. It may be the best of Wine Art’s whites this issue. Beautifully focused and well integrated, this is fresh, pure and
Wine Advocate 90"The 2012 Santorini, the 100% Assyrtiko flagship, is a big boy this year, clocking in at 14.5% alcohol, an alcohol spike compared to their norms. Paris Sigalas explained that, as in 2010, sugar levels rose quickly and the harvest was difficult. On opening, this seemed not to miss a
Wine Advocate 91"The 2012 Aa is new branding for Sigalas’ familiar, fine value blend—the former “Asyrtiko-Athiri” (75%-25%). Apart from the new label and the new name, the old, outlier spelling of Assyrtiko with one “s” has also been changed. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol this year. This bargain
"Notios, which means "the Southerner," comes to us from the southern portion of the Greek mainland in the Peloponnese. This is a blend of Moschofilero and Rodititis, creating a wine with a bright citrus body and a lean, long finish. Perfect with seafood. Moschofilero: Pronounced "mos ko FEE le
"The 2012 Foloi from the Peloponnese (the prior appellation of Pisatis is no appropriate given the addition of some Viognier) is 85% Roditis, the rest Viognier, although the latter is not listed on the label. This is in fine form this year, with a typically elegant mid-palate, yet it has quite
"An AOC wine made from extra ripe Moschato grapes. At harvest, the grape juice has a minimum sugar level of 221gr/lt. To balance the sweetness, the must is enriched before the onset of fermentation. The wine is matured in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks. A small quantity of wine
" Pavlidis is a young ambitious winery that produces modern style Greek wines. This white blend of Assyrtiko and Sauvignon Blanc is a pleasure to drink itself or to pair with sea bass or tart salads. It has been fermented in stainless steel and then aged for three months on its lees for added
Wine & Spirits 87"Like many 2012s, this is very ripe, redolent of honeysuckle, roses, orange and white pepper, but it stands apart for its balance, an combination of fullness of texture and bright, clear freshness that lends the wine balance and precision. Best Buy."" Boutari Moschofilero
" This crisp young white from Crete is a blend of 3 grapes unique to the island: Thrapsathiri, Vidiano and Vilana. Enjoy it with some traditional Greek fare like, Tomato and olive salad and grilled fresh fish. " ~ Winery notes
"A new addition from the Harlaftis winery. A white wine made from the Savatiano grape and fermented in stainless steel. Pale yellow in color with aromas of peach, pear and honeysuckle notes. Light to medium bodied with flavors similar to those on the nose but in addition to subtle mineral notes.
Wine Advocate 91"The 2011 Femina is Malvasia. Since I have the ‘12 in hand now, it is worth a look back at this first vintage that I saw to see how it progressed. It has held quite well. Well, ok, that’s an understatement, and it is pretty clear that this was initially underrated. It is notably
Wine Advocate 90"The 2011 Xinomavro Young Vines is fast becoming a popular, go-to entrant for an easy going and inexpensive introduction to Xinomavro, even if it isn’t always so easy going, as with this year. What it usually lacks in depth, it makes up for in purity and fruity elegance, partly, no
"A red dry wine made from the Agiorgitiko grape. The vines are planted on a ten-degree slope facing West-Southwest. After harvest, selected grapes are crushed and inoculated with strains of dry active yeast. The skins and juice are left in contact with each other for approximately six days at 28C.