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Save a Country–Drink Greek Wines

June 13, 2010 by admin  
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Greece has given us democracy, a fine salad, and, as it turns out, outstanding wines made from a number of indigenous grapes, such as Moschofilero and Assyrtiko. Not only are the white wines of Greece delicious and affordable, but they also go quite well with spring food. Here are some strikingly refreshing bottles that are sure to rival your favorite Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.

Gaia 2008 Notios White, $14
Made from equal parts Moschofilero and Roditis grapes, this bargain wine has big peach flavors and slight lemon notes.

Enoteca Emery 2008 Athiri Mountain Slopes, $18
Athiri, a grape from the island of Rhodes, produces wines with bright citrus notes.

Boutari 2008 Moschofilero, $17
From Greece’s largest premium wine producer comes this zippy thirst quencher made with Moschofilero.

Estate Argyros 2008 Assyrtiko, $22
The lauded Greek grape Assyrtiko, from the island of Santorini, is known for its minerality and dryness.

Domaine Gerovassiliou 2008 Malagousia, $30
The fruity and floral Malagousia grape was revived by renowned producer Evangelos Gerovassiliou.

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