Greek Wines with Konstantinos Lazarakis MW Part 2
This show was published 27 June 2014
Konstantinos tells us about the 4 key regions in Greece.
The first is Naousa red wine appellation in the north in the general area of Macedonia. Tha main grape variety is Xinomavro [Ksee no' ma vro] grape (style close to Nebbiolo). Nemea in Pelopennese again red wine Agiorghitiko [ Ah yor yee' ti ko ] meaning St George's. Its very different in style producing soft and fruity wines.
The white varieties famous and most important appellation is the island of Santorini (big tourist destination). Assyrtiko [A seer' tee ko] very mineral not too aromatic. The second key white appellation is Mantinia, located in the Peloponnese, with the main variety being Moschofilero [Mos ko fee' le ro], very fresh, aromatic, rose petals and is linked to the Muscat family of grapes.
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