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Βest rosé wines of the summer
from Greek varieties!
Greek rosé wine is, without a doubt, a new entry in the game; and is no longer regarded only as a seasonal thing. The good news is that the level of quality is definitely upgraded, with some winemakers producing up to three different types of rosés. Unfortunately, the not so good news is that consumers are having a hard time understanding the differences between these wines, because they look and taste so much alike; it is even much harder to choose between them.
Based on the style, there is a range of old-fashioned rosé wines that are more like a pale red rather than a rosé, often with aromas of candied fruits. These are the wines that are commercially in retreat, giving way to the rosés with a gentler, modern color, ranging from soft pink to pale onionskin. In this case of the Provence style wines the best examples are distinguished by their freshness, soft tannins and minerality, features that give them a strong personality and make them stand out from the rest.
In the rosé category there are many exciting wines from indigenous varieties. Especially from Xinomavro, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko from the cold Asprokampos and also from Limniona. These are some of the varieties that stand out for their authentic aromas and unique personality.
Based on the varieties above, Greece and Grapes recommends:
Troupis Fteri | 6.70€
80% Agiorgitiko grape that gives
body and small red fruit aromas, leaving the rest 20% to Moschofilero grape, for an additional aromatic “punch” and a dash of freshness.
Bizios Rousala Bio | 8.90€
From the cold terroir of Asprokampos
in Nemea, that favors rosé wines, we have a wine of high intensity
and bright acidity that will be an ideal match for dishes based on summer vegetables.
Bosinakis Iereia (Priestess)| 11€
Soft salmon color, explosive
aromas of roses and delightful
touches of citrus. A modern approach of Moschofilero variety.
Theopetra Rosé | 11.60€
One of the most full-bodied rosé
wines in the market. Definitely a food wine, as it combines an intense
fruity core with a savoury character. A charming blend of Limniona
and Syrah .
Diamantis Xinomavro-Moschomavro | 8.40€
A special blend from the distinctive terroir of Siatista in Macedonia,
one of the coldest terroir of Greece. Expressive aromas of wild strawberries and herbal notes on the nose. Layered palate, which has gained more complexity from the extra year in the bottle.
Karanika Brut Rosé | 16€
Classy and stylish bubbly wine
made with the traditional Champenois method in a brut style,
to accompany pasta and
Estate Muses Amuse | 11.60€
Sauvignon Blanc and
Mouhtaro. A floral and aromatic
wine, with earthy notes and tension, because of the addition of 10% Mouhtaro.
Estate Biblia Chora Bibloinos | 34.10€ for the Magnum bottle
An unknown variety for the time
being, that can be found in the slopes
of Pangaion. Aromatic, with a herbal character and crystal acidity.
Grampsas Sun Rose | 11.70€
Avgoustiatis from Zakynthos
island,that gives fruity wines
with delicate notes of apple geranium and verbena herb.
You can find more than 60 rose wines in the link below!