Skouras Moscofilero 2015

$16.99
$15.29

SKU 03172

750ml

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Skouras Winery was founded in 1986 in Pyrgela, Argos, by Dijon-trained oenologist George Skouras. Working  with both indigenous varieties as well as international varieties, Skouras started producing very high quality Greek wines in the late 1980’s. The first bottling of the Megas Oenos, his flagship wine launched in 1988 was the first wine in Greece to blend Aghiorghitiko with Cabernet Sauvignon. Nemea has been regarded as a great winemaking region since the time of the ancient Greeks; Homer called this region Ampeloessa which literally means “Full of vines”. Recent archeological excavations have revealed winemaking being done here over 3500 years ago.

Skouras Winery sources grapes from its own vineyards and from dedicated grape-growers in the region and is today at the forefront of Greek estates. Demand for these terroir-driven and estate-bottled wines is strong in both Greece and around the world. This Moscofilero comes from 25 year old vineyards planted in sandy soils at 750 meters above sea level. Fermented in stainless steel vats. Short skin contact, no malolactic fermentation and short aging over fine lees.

Mark Squires from Wine Advocate says: ‘I confess to being a sucker for Moschofilero, a grape that reminds a bit of Loureiro in Portugal. It will never be the biggest or the fattest, but it has fine purity of fruit when well made.’ Look for perky notes of lemon, mineral, orange blossom, white flower, honey and spices. This is clean and refreshing with crisp acidity, and great intensity on aromas and flavors. Pair with all kinds of seafood with lemon/lime, seafood salad, ceviche, gazpacho, salted fishes (cod/white anchovy/sardine), goat and sheep's cheeses and green olives.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country Greece
Region Peloponissos
Brand Skouras
Alcohol/vol 12.2%