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Gaia Ritinis Nobilis Retsina NV (12 bottle case)-White Wine-World Wine
Gaia Ritinis Nobilis Retsina NV (12 bottle case)

World Wine – Yiannis Paraskevopoulos uses roditis instead of the more typical savatiano for his Retsina, sourcing his fruit from a vineyard at 3,280 feet in altitude. That elevation makes for a vibrantly fresh, crisp wine, all lemon zest and fresh-cut herb flavor. The pine resin is an extra breath of fresh air, a high-toned note with a colling effect that recalls mastikha, while a seashell minerality holds the wine firm. Strident and original, it's delicious with tyropita, Greek cheese pies.

2018 Kir-Yianni Ramnista Naoussa PDO 750ml-Red Wine-World Wine
2018 Kir-Yianni Ramnista Naoussa PDO 750ml
Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini 2022-White Wine-World Wine
Sigalas Assyrtiko Santorini 2022
Kir-yianni Naoussa Village Xinomavro 2019-Red Wine-World Wine
Kir-yianni Naoussa Village Xinomavro 2019
Kir-yianni Paranga Red Macedonia PGI
(Merlot, Xinomavro & Syrah) 2020-Red Wine-World Wine
Kir-yianni Paranga Red Macedonia PGI (Merlot, Xinomavro & Syrah) 2020
Kir-yianni Kali Riza Amyndeon PDO (Xinomavro) 2019-Red Wine-World Wine
Kir-yianni Kali Riza Amyndeon PDO (Xinomavro) 2019
Kir-yianni Paranga White Macedonia PGI(Roditis & Malagouzia) 2022-White WIne-World Wine
Kir-yianni Paranga White Macedonia PGI(Roditis & Malagouzia) 2022
Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2021 (12 bottle case)-White Wine-World Wine
Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2021 (12 bottle case)
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Kir-yianni Akakies Sparkling Rosé(Xinomavro) 2022-Champagne & Sparkling-World Wine
Kir-yianni Akakies Sparkling Rosé(Xinomavro) 2022
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Kir-yianni L’Esprit Du Lac Rosé (Xinomavro) 2022-Rose Wine-World Wine
Kir-yianni L’Esprit Du Lac Rosé (Xinomavro) 2022
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Kir-yianni Akakies Sparkling Rosé(Xinomavro) 2021 -clearance-Current Promotions-World Wine
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Greek wines have a history that spans millennia, with viticultural traditions rooted in ancient times. The country's varied terrain, from mountainous regions to idyllic islands, has given rise to a diverse range of microclimates, each contributing to the distinct characteristics of its wines. The volcanic soils of Santorini, for instance, lend its wines a unique minerality, while the cooler climates of the northern regions produce vibrant and aromatic whites. Greece is home to a plethora of indigenous grape varieties, each with its unique flavor profile. Assyrtiko, renowned for its crisp acidity and citrus notes, thrives in Santorini's volcanic soils. Meanwhile, Agiorgitiko, predominant in the Peloponnese, produces reds with rich berry flavors and velvety textures. Beyond the popular varieties, there's a treasure trove of lesser-known grapes, waiting to be discovered by the discerning wine enthusiast. The marriage of tradition with modern winemaking techniques has elevated the quality and reputation of Greek wines on the global stage. This harmonious blend of the old and new ensures that every bottle offers a taste of Greece's storied past while hinting at its promising future. So, as you sip, envision the ancient vineyards, the azure seas, and the rich history that has shaped this remarkable wine-producing nation.
Greek wines are treasures of the ancient world, echoing millennia of viticultural history and tradition. The uniqueness of Greek wines lies not only in the country's age-old winemaking techniques but also in its indigenous grape varieties, many of which are found nowhere else on the planet. The diverse topography of Greece, from its sun-kissed islands to its mountainous terrains, coupled with its Mediterranean climate, provides an array of microclimates. This, in turn, ensures that each wine region has a distinctive character and flavor profile. Furthermore, Greece's rich mythology often intertwines with its wines, with stories suggesting that Dionysus, the god of wine, was born in Greece. This deep-rooted connection between the land, its people, and winemaking ensures that every bottle of Greek wine offers a sip of its storied past.
Greece boasts a wealth of indigenous grape varieties. Among the whites, Assyrtiko stands out, especially those from the volcanic soils of Santorini, offering minerality and crisp acidity. Moschofilero, with its aromatic profile, is another crowd favorite. For red wine enthusiasts, Xinomavro and Agiorgitiko are the stars. Xinomavro, often likened to Italy's Nebbiolo, delivers wines with structure and age-worthiness, while Agiorgitiko, primarily from Nemea, offers softer, fruit-driven characteristics.
Diving into the world of Greek wines is an adventure. Begin with an Assyrtiko from Santorini, a wine that embodies the island's unique terroir with its salinity and mineral tones. Venture into reds with an Agiorgitiko, often dubbed the "Greek Pinot Noir", for its velvety texture and red fruit notes. A Retsina wine, resin-flavored and echoing ancient wine preservation methods, is also worth a taste, offering a truly traditional Greek wine experience. For a sweet note, the luscious dessert wine Vinsanto, also from Santorini, is a delightful initiation.
While "best" can be subjective, several Greek wines and vineyards consistently garner international praise. Domaine Sigalas and Gaia Estate, both on Santorini, are highly acclaimed for their exceptional Assyrtiko wines. Kir-Yianni Estate, situated in Macedonia, produces top-tier Xinomavro wines that showcase the grape's complexity and aging potential. Domaine Skouras is renowned for its exemplary Agiorgitiko wines, especially its "Megas Oenos" blend. These, among other noteworthy wines, encapsulate the excellence and potential of Greek viticulture in the modern era.