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About This Wine
This excellent Greek Retsina wine is made using modern winemaking technology and by adding a very carefully calculated quantity of resin from pine tree into fermenting must from selected grapes of Roditis variety that grow on the hills surrounding Corinth in Peloponnese. The result is an elegant and refreshing wine with perfect balance between pine and grapes. Ritinitis Nobilis is a delightful partner of Greek "mezedes" and Spanish tapas and is best enjoyed at approximately 8º-10ºC.
About Greek Wines
Greece is a country with a long and rich wine history, it is said that the origins of winemaking here date back 6,500 years. Between the mainland and the country’s numerous islands, many wine styles exist, made mostly from one of Greece’s 300 indigenous grape varieties.
During the 1960’s, Retsina became the national beverage and was associated with Greece and Greek wine worldwide. Retsina is a white or rose wine that derives part of its flavour from pine resin. A storage method from ancient times, pine resin was used to seal wine vessels, keeping air out and infusing the wine with resin aroma. The traditional grape for Retsina is Savatiano with Assyrtiko and Rhoditis sometimes blended in.
Assyrtiko is one of the most popular Greek white grape varieties. From the island of Santorini with volcanic soils, it does not lose its acidity as it ripens. It is sometimes compared to Riesling but with a saline character.
Notable red varieties from Greece include full bodied and fruity Agiorghitiko, Macedonia’s savory and tannic Xinomavro, and Mavrodaphne, used commonly to produce fortified wine in the Peloponnese.
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.
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It is the one wine I keep on hand to regularly quaff. I just know it will go well with most food. Good value