Wine Systems AG - Top Greek Wines of 2017

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One of the ratings that we mention for our web site products is Wine Systems AG based on PAR methodology (Product, Analysis and Rating). The reason is that it is totally different than any other rating since it is based on a big list of characteristics and documentation which, according to its supporters, make it more transparent and fair.

The critic knows everything about the wine/product that he/she is about to taste (which differs from evaluations based on a critic's reputation or completely blind tastings that may compare different things). The more the critic knows, the more help he/she has during the analysis stage. The analysis is considered a systematic analysis using all of the professional taster's senses (sight, smell, taste). Based on this, an extensive list of characteristics is quantitatively rated (Rating stage). The total awarded score is based on the combined characteristics individual assessments.

In this way, according to the supporters of the methodology, the critic avoids subjective preferences, there exists analytical documentation on which the final rating is based upon and thereby gives the opportunity to the wine producer to understand which characteristics can be improved.

The truth is that this methodology is not as widespread in Greece and the Greek wineries that participate are for the moment relatively limited. 2017 ratings for the wineries from Greece that participated in the contest are as follows:

The Top Greek Red Wines

We note that two Xinomavro wines are in the top 10 of the red wines list.

PAR points

Winery & Wine

Vintage

95

Domaine Evharis - Merlot

2009

95

Elinos - Taralas Organic Vineyards - Xinomavro Bio

2015

93

Koutsodimos Winery Nemea

2015

92

Antonopoulos Vineyards - Nea Drys

2006

92

Evangelos Tsantalis - Cabernet Sauvignon Bio

2014

91

Domaine Evharis - Syrah

2009

89

Domaine Evharis - Red

2009

89

Vegoritis Winery - Xinomavro

2013

89

Domaine Florian - Syrah

2014

89

Domaine Glinavos - Syrah

2013

The Top Greek White Wines

Without being conclusive, we are pleased that the white wine list shows an appreciation for Greek grape varieties.

PAR points

Winery & Wine

Vintage

96

Domaine Evharis - Assyrtiko Sur Lie

2015

96

Domaine Florian - Sauvignon Blanc

2015

96

Minos Cretan Wines - Vidiano

2016

95

Limnos Organic Wines - Travel to Limnos

2016

95

Domaine Papagiannakos - Kalogeri

2016

95

Dourakis Winery - Kudos Malvasia Aromatica

2016

95

Minos Cretan Wines - Malvasia di Candia Malvasia Aromatica

2016

95

Domaine Glinavos - Primus Zitsa Barrique

2015

94

Limnos Organic Wines Bio - Limnos Bio

2016

94

Domaine Evharis White

2016

93

Domaine Sigalas - Santorini

2016

The Top Greek Rose Wines

The rose wines start from lower scores, however the sample is not sufficient to make any hard conclusions.

PAR points

Winery & Wine

Vintage

90

Limnos Organic Wines - Rodon Bio

2015

87

Agricultural Cooperative Winery of Tyrnavos - Evosmon

2016

86

Agricultural Cooperative Winery of Tyrnavos - Rodoenos

2016

85

Domaine Papakonstantinou - Rose Syrah Bio

2016

85

Dourakis Winery - Kudos Grenache Rouge

2016

83

Alpha Estate Rose

2015

82

Estate Theodorakakos Rose

2016

The Top Greek Sparkling Wines

The production of Greek sparkling wine has started growing and we expect many more in the near future, including many more participants.

PAR points

Winery & Wine

Vintage

89

Limnos Organic Wines – Prestige

2015

89

Domaine Glivavos - Debina

2012

88

Limnos Organic Wines – Prestige Pink

2015

Top Greek Sweet Wines

Greek sweet wines are consistently among the most highly awarded ones. We hope to see more labels participating in the near future.

PAR points

Winery & Wine

Vintage

96

Lipsi Winery - Aposperitis

2013

96

Domaine Sigalas - Vinsanto

2006

94

Limnos Organic Wines - La Terra Bio

2015

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