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Skouras 'Wild Ferment' Assyrtiko 2022
$18.66$14.90
James Suckling 91
"This is a vibrant white showing aromas of pears, white flowers, puffed rice and lemon verbena. Medium-bodied, so crisp and bright, with pretty aromatics. Drink now. Screw cap."

Wine Advocate 88
"The 2022 Assyrtiko Wild Ferment is unoaked and comes in at 13.2% alcohol. Fresh and clean, this is an understated Assyrtiko that perhaps could use a bit more in the mid-palate, but it still has some expressiveness and it hardly feels thin. In fact, ... read more
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Shelf Location — 141d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#54387
Location at store:141d
Item Description
James Suckling 91
"This is a vibrant white showing aromas of pears, white flowers, puffed rice and lemon verbena. Medium-bodied, so crisp and bright, with pretty aromatics. Drink now. Screw cap."

Wine Advocate 88
"The 2022 Assyrtiko Wild Ferment is unoaked and comes in at 13.2% alcohol. Fresh and clean, this is an understated Assyrtiko that perhaps could use a bit more in the mid-palate, but it still has some expressiveness and it hardly feels thin. In fact, it coats the palate rather nicely. Its fruity conclusion is enticing, while still being dry and serious. This is not an upscale Assyrtiko—nor priced like one—but it is graceful and appealing. Under screw cap, it should hold pretty well too."

Tasting Notes
"Almost translucent in the glass, this refreshing, Peloponnesian wine has ripe pineapple aromas offset by faint notes of petrol and black pepper. Bright acidity headlines the palate, with the slightest hint of funky intrigue, thanks to the four months this wine spent on its lees in stainless steel."

The Wine
100% Assyrtiko
Fermented in tank with indigenous yeasts
Aged for 4 months sur lie

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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