Jaynes Gastropub in San Diego hosted its “Mamma Mia! The Wines of Greece” wine tasting yesterday afternoon for Mother’s Day. Boutari blogmaster Jeremy Parzen poured 8 wines by Boutari, including: Moschofilero 2008, Santorini 2009, Malagouzia Matsa 2009, Naoussa 2007, Naoussa Grande Reserve 2003, Skalani 2005, Filiria 2005, and Vinsanto 2004.
A lot of folks came to celebrate Mother’s Day with Greek wines, including San Diego-based advertising executive Eleni Psyllos and her lovely mom. Eleni and her family hail from the vibrant Greek community of Chicago.
The crowd was impressed by the freshness, drinkability, and wonderfully low alcohol content of the wines across the board. Everyone had a favorite but the wine that emerged as nearly everyone’s pick for top wine was the Malagouzia Matsa 2009 from Domaine Roxane Matsa in Attica.
With its gorgeous aromatic nose and its brilliant acidity and fresh fruit flavor, it really hit the spot with some cured California olives.
There’s blogmaster Jeremy, right. Thanks everyone for coming out to Jaynes in San Diego yesterday and taking time out to enjoy these amazing wines.
Boutari Moschofilero and Boutari Naoussa and Naoussa Grande Reserve are currently available in the San Diego market.