Saveur offers “seven reasons to love Greek wine”
In the August issue of Saveur magazine, one of our favorite wine and food writers, David Rosengarten, delivers yet another stunning piece on Greece and its wines, this time with “Seven Reasons to Love Greek Wine, a new generation is renewing Greece’s ancient art.”
“My favorite Greek reds, hand down, are made form the native Xinomavro grape,” writes David, who recommends the 2003 Naoussa by Boutari. “It’s cultivated all over northern Greece, but its epicenter is the region surrounding the town of Naoussa, my personal Shangri-la of red wine in Greece. Like a classic Burgundy or Barolo, the best Xinomavrosyield an exquisitely complex nose and age beautifully. When Xinomavro is young, it’s light-bodied, shows mellow fruit (strawberries or raspberries), and has soft tannins that are superlative with grilled foods.”
The 2003 Grande Reserve Naoussa from Boutari carries a lovely fruit nose, with hints of leather and tomato.
Pick up the “Greece Issue” (August-September) to read the entire article.Explore posts in the same categories: Boutari, in the news, Naoussa, Xinomavro comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.