Ep 167 - Northern Greece

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This week we are talking about Northern Greece. This is week two of our Greek wine series. Part one was a general overview of Greek wine history and information so be sure to listen to that episode if you haven’t already.

Check out Wine Folly's article for a great map of the Greek wine regions

Wine Recommendations

Alpha Estate Malagouzia Turtles Vineyard 2017 - priced around $19.

  • Very aromatic wine with aromas of peach, honeydew, papaya, orange blossom and beeswax
  • It’s dry with a light body, medium plus acidity and flavors similar to aromas - tropical fruits, floral and that beeswax again
  • Love this wine especially not that we are finally getting some warm weather after a long winter.
  • This definitely reminds me of summer - It’s light, fruity, crisp
  • Reminds me of a warmer climate Riesling with those beautiful intense fruity aromas
  • Food Pairing: Excellently married with green salads, baked vegetables, pasta, low fat fishes and a wide variety of Greek seafood

Domaine Costa Lazaridi Amethystos Rouge 2015 - priced around $20.

  • This wine is a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Agiorgitiko 10%
  • It has aromas of red cherries, raspberries and a strawberry licorice smell as well as a little smoked meat and dusty aromas
  • It’s dry with medium plus acidity, medium tannins, full body and flavors similar to aromas - red fruits, earth and meat.
  • the nose on this wine is super fruity and candy like which is really fun
  • This wine is approachable and we believe who appeal to a lot of folks
  • the Merlot really helps to soften the tight structure Cabernet Sauvignon tends to have as well as add more fruit flavors and aromas
  • According to the producer, In the right conditions it can age past 2025
  • Food Pairings: red meats like lamb but also red sauce beef casserole or soft mature cheeses like brie or Camembert.

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