Gaia Ritinis Nobilis Retsina NV
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.
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.
In a mixed or straight case: $23.74