Archive for January 2014

The correct pronunciation of Moschofilero by winemaker Yannis Voyatzis

January 29, 2014

Boutari chief enologist Yannis Voyatzis “speaks” Moschofilero…

Kim Marcus: “Santorini is terroir to the max” @WineSpectator

January 22, 2014

boutari santorini

Senior editor for Wine Spectator is featuring the wines of Santorini in the February issue of the magazine, including the 2012 Santorini by Boutari.

Here’s what he has to say about the unique wines in the appellation, what he calls “terroir to the max.”

“The best Greek whites are from the Aegean island of Santorini. In 1600 B.C., a massive volcanic explosion destroyed most of the island, leaving behind a sunken caldera and layers of ash, pumice and volcanic cinder. Today, the island’s native grape, Assyrtiko, grows in soils that are virtually devoid of organic matter, and the vines are own-rooted due to the absence of phylloxera. Because of server climate and strong, drying winds, the grapevines are cultivated in a unique basket style and grown directly on the ground. Yields are achingly low, and during summer, about the only moisture around comes in the form of fog-borne dew. This is terroir to the max.”

Click here for the complete article.

@WineEnthusiast features Greece as top wine destination

January 13, 2014


The Wine Enthusiast list of “10 Best Wine Destinations for 2014” features Greece and includes the Boutari winery on Crete (above).

Click here to read what the editors had to say about Greece and what makes it such a great “wine destination.”

Top wine writer & sommelier @Levi_opens_wine visits Santorini

January 8, 2014

assyrtiko snails

Top U.S. wine writer, podcaster, and New York-based sommelier Levi Dalton recently visited the Boutari winery on Santorini.

The wonderful photo above is just one of a series that he posted on his popular blog, So You Want to Be Sommelier.

Click here to see Santorini through his eyes…

It’s a beautiful post.

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