Top Greek organic wines of 2017

Posted by konstantinos 01/03/2017 0 Comment(s)

Greek Organic WinesConsumer shifts to more "natural" products, i.e. organic, has understandably affected wine making. Organic wines (bio in Europe, organic in the United States) are made from organically grown grapes with limited use of additives during the winemaking process. We will not deeply analyze which additives are allowed and why, however usually much discussion is done around sulphites (mainly SO2 sulfur dioxide) that have a very important role in the winemaking process.

Sulfur dioxide is very important for the proper maintenance of wines and the prerequisites for an official organic wine characterization in Europe (and Greece) do not prohibit its use. The main concern in organic wine production is the achievement of a certified organic viticulture. This is not easy, considering the number of pets that may attack gripening grapes and the fact that the use of chemicals is specifically excluded for an organic certification.

There ia already a healthy market of certified organic wines in Greece, while there is also a concentrated effort with experimental wines in the direction of natural wines, avoiding the use of sulfur. Understanding the depth of this market, we present some of the best Greek organic wines from 2016 and 2017 according to Wine System AG and based on the wineries that participated (for a complete list see here). The Wine System AG evaluation is based on PAR methodology for which you can find more information here.

 

Top Organic Greek Red Wines

PAR points

Winery & Wine

Vintage

95

Elinos - Taralas – Mavro - Naousa

2015

92

Tsantalis – Chalkidiki Cabernet Organic

2014

91

Domaine Zacharioudakis – Codex Red

2013

89

Ktima Tatsis –   Goumenissa

2010

87

Limnos Organic Wines – Thoas

2015

89

Ktima Tatsis –    Goumenissa

2010

83

Estate Theodorakakos – Mavroudi

2010

Top Organic Greek White Wines

PAR points

Winery – Wine

Vintage

96

Domaine Zacharioudakis – Vidiano

2015

95

Limnos Organic Wines – Travel to Limnos

2016

94

Limnos Organic Wines – Bio Limnos

2016

94

Kalogeropoulos Vineyards – Mantineia

2015

93

Limnos Organic Wines – Ambeloessa

2015

92

Garalis Winery – Muscat von Alexandria

2016

92

Limnos Organic Wines – Limnos Ambeloessa

2016

92

Limnos Organic Wines – Limnos Ambeloessa

2016

92

Kelari Dialekto Winery – Megali Gea Malagouzia

2016

91

Estate Theodorakakos – Kydonitsa

2016

Organic Greek Rose Wines

PAR points

Winery – Wine Label

Vintage

91

Domaine Zacharioudakis – Rose

2015

90

Limnos Organic Wines – Rodon

2016

Organic Greek Sparkling Wines

PAR points

Winery – Wine Label

Vintage

82

Limnos Organic Wines – Prestige White

2014

Greek Organic Sweet/Dessert Wines

PAR points

Winery – Wine Label

Vintage

94

Limnos Organic Wines – La Terra

2015

93

Garalis Winery  – Salome

2015

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