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Skouras 'Salto' Moscofilero 2022
$21.33$15.95
Decanter 93
"Lime juice, lime peel, jasmine and wet stones leap out from the glass. Light body and light alcohol with an exhilarating acidity reminiscent of Riesling. Long energetic palate with a crisp dry finish"

The Wine
100% Moscofilero Single-clone [mavrofilero bottling Mostly free-run juice because of the grapes dark skins Fermented in tank with indigenous yeasts with a short aging on the fine lees

The Estate
A native of Argos in the Peloponnesus, George Skouras ... read more
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Shelf Location — 141e
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:11.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#56026
Location at store:141e
Item Description
Decanter 93
"Lime juice, lime peel, jasmine and wet stones leap out from the glass. Light body and light alcohol with an exhilarating acidity reminiscent of Riesling. Long energetic palate with a crisp dry finish"

The Wine
100% Moscofilero Single-clone [mavrofilero bottling Mostly free-run juice because of the grapes dark skins Fermented in tank with indigenous yeasts with a short aging on the fine lees

The Estate
A native of Argos in the Peloponnesus, George Skouras is one of the true pioneers of the modern Greek wine renaissance. At a time when very few producers were making world-class wine of any kind, Skouras was receiving his oenology degree from Dijon in Burgundy and scraping together all his resources for what was then a bootstrapped garage project in the mid-1980s. Fast-forward to now, with decades of vintages under his belt and stints as President of the Greek Wine Federation on his resum, and George is one of the elder statesmen. Hes best known for classic renditions of Moscofilero and Aghiorgitiko, two of Greeces highest-regarded indigenous whites and reds respectively, but has also made a name for himself with international blends (most famously the Aghiorgitiko-Cab Megas Oenos) and some truly eye-poppingly high-altitude vineyards, some at above 1,000 meters.
About Domaine Skouras
Skouras Winery was started in 1986 in Pyrgela, Argos by Dijon-trained oenologist George Skouras. Working with both indigenous varieties as well as international varieties, Skouras started producing very high quality Greek wines in the late 1980's. The first bottling of the Megas Oenos, his flagship wine launched in 1988 was the first wine in Greece to blend Aghiorghitiko with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Nemea has been regarded as a great winemaking region since the time of the ancient Greeks; Homer called this region Ampeloessa which literally means "Full of vines". Recent archeological excavations have revealed winemaking being done here over 3500 years ago.
The most important grape variety in here is Aghiorghitiko, also known as St. George, derived from the name of the town where the grape variety is thought to have come from "Agios Georgios" or Saint George.
Skouras makes another equally impressive wine Grand Cuvee Nemea made which is one hundred percent Aghiorghitiko. The grapes come from one of the highest vineyard sites in all of Europe, planted at over 3400 feet above sea level.
Skouras Winery sources grapes from its own vineyards and from dedicated grape-growers in the region and is today at the forefront of Greek estates. Demand for these terroir-driven and estate-bottled wines is strong in both Greece and around the world.
Domaine Skouras
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