Archive for the ‘Moschofilero’ category

Mantinia: Greek Grape Name and Appellation Pronunciation Project

November 12, 2013

In the video below, Boutari Yannis Voyatzis is sitting with Moschofilero vineyards behind him in Mantinia.

How to pronounce Moschofilero

September 13, 2011

What better way to launch our fall 2011 Greek Grape Name and Appellation Pronunciation Project than Moschofilero, the most widely known Greek grape variety outside of Greece?

And who better to “speak” the grape name than Yannis Voyatzis, Boutari’s chief enologist and the man credited by many for revolutionizing the way the world perceived the food-friendly Moschofilero grape?

And what better place to serve as backdrop than the vineyards of Moschofilero that roll over the high plateau of the Manitinia appellation, where Boutari grows its fruit for its most popular wine?

For all of the videos to date, please click here.

And stay tuned for weekly updates!

David Lawrason on “Why Greek wines are about to become the next big thing”

August 9, 2011

Top Canadian wine journalist, educator, and “tasting note collector” David Lawrason tells us “why Greek wines are about to become the next big thing” and offers tasting notes on Moschofilero and Naoussa.

Click here to read his post.

Loving Greek wine in St. Louis

August 6, 2011

“Greek wines are better than their reputation,” writes Gail Appleson on

Gail recently tasted a couple of bottlings of Moschofilero, including Boutari’s.

The Boutari Moschofilero, which has an 11.5 percent alcohol level, is the better of the two [that she tasted for this article]. It is more aromatic, has more finesse and is quite refreshing.

The Elios, which has a 12 percent alcohol level, is more of an everyday type of white; while it’s good, it’s a tad rustic.

Click here to read what else she had to say.

Greek wine: “Who knew?” asks Vegas Wineaux.

July 23, 2011

Here’s what super fabu Vegas Wineaux (left) had to say about the 2005 Moschofilero by Boutari, which she discovered at a recent blind tasting she hosted.

“The Moschofilero surprised, because that’s the name of the actual grape from the Peloponnese (doesn’t that sound sexy?), and it was quite good. The descriptions of the older wines that I was able to find all came from the time that they were young. The description that I was able to find on the Moschofilero described it as straw-colored with a greenish tint. Six years after vintage, it is a shimmering gold. And, yes, I’m still stunned… The moral of this story? Don’t deny yourself the experience of trying wines from different areas. There’s a reason why the people make the wines; we may not like them, but we gain more experience, educate our palates, and occasionally find the gem.”

Vegas Wineaux, we love your style! 🙂

The heart and soul of Moschofilero

July 1, 2011

It’s been quite a week here at the Boutari Social Media Project and it ended with a visit today to the Mantinia (Mantineia) appellation in the Peloponnese (southern Greece, above), where the plateau, surrounded by mountains, reaches more than 600 meters a.s.l.

Most people in the wine world tend to think of Greece as a “hot weather” wine country. In fact, places like Mantinia enjoy a “continental” climate where high-altitudes make for cool summer evenings in the months leading up to the harvest.

If you’ve ever tasted Boutari’s classic Moschofilero, you know that it is a fresh, bright wine, with healthy acidity and judicious alcohol (around 11%). Now you know why! 🙂

The last “official” meal of my trip was served in the heart of the Moschofilero vineyards: salads, roast pork, cheese, and Moschofilero (still), as well as a sparkling Moschofilero, one of the winery’s experimental wines. That’s Boutari’s chief enologist, Yannis Voyatzis, the dude who put Moschofilero on the map, directing the implementation of this wonderful meal.

There are many more wonderful meals to recount and many tales to tell of my trip along the wine trail in Greece.

But now it’s time for me to take a break and do some sight-seeing in Athens before heading back to Texas.

Thanks to everyone for following along this week. See you in a few days!

Best poolside wine? I think I found it…

May 17, 2011

Low in alcohol (at about 11%) and light in body with bright citrus fruit and crisp acidity… I can’t think of a better “poolside” wine than Boutari Moschofilero…

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