Let me tell you about one of the most surprising, and original, wines I ever drank!
2014 Moschofilero Boutari is a Greek wine made with the Autochtone grape Moschofilero. Ever heard of it? Don’t worry, me neither!
Moschofilero is a white or pink grape, aromatic and dry, with enticing citrus, floral and melon aromas. The grapes are grown on clay soil at the Mantinia Vineyard’s in the region of Peloponnese, the vines are between 10 and 35 years old. At an altitude of 650-850 metres it is sunny during the day but very cool at night which helps to keep a high acidity.
Harvesting is done by hand at the end of September and beginning of October and only the best fruits are selected. The result is a crisp, fresh and well balanced wine that will compliment any kind of fish or shell fish meal during the summer. Moschofilero is a nice alternative to Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, a good simple refreshing aromatic white wine.