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The nine best wines from Greece

Falstaff presents nine wines from Greece that you should definitely not miss.

Strong carmine garnet, ochre-coloured reflections, broad edge brightening. Underlaid with delicate herbal savouriness, ripe red forest berries, preserved cherries, some honey blossom, mineral accents, candied mandarin zest. Juicy, fine fruit sweetness, complex and dense, finesse-rich acidity, ripe, supporting tannins, mineral, salty and very long-lasting, harmonious and light-footed in every phase, offers a great palate experience. Xinomavro at its best!
Medium yellow-green, silver reflections. Nuances of apple, yellow ringlets, some juniper, broom, a hint of vanilla and precious wood, very multi-layered bouquet with delicate nutty cookie aromas and fine reduction savouriness. Taut, tight and powerful texture, fine yellow fruit, integrated acidity, enormous mineral mouthfeel, chalky-saline finesse, imparts a cool finish, no trace of opulence, great length, a convincing head of character with Grand Cru quality.
Santorini, Greece
Bright medium greenish yellow, silver reflections. Ripe peach fruit with floral undertones, ripe pome fruit, hints of mango, background of dried spices, candied lime zest. Textured, complex, dark-salty minerality, tightly woven, lemony core, like liquid granite on the palate, lingers for a very long time, powerful but dry as dust on the finish, some sea salt and ginger, an incredibly complex food companion with certain ageing potential for years to come.
Medium greenish yellow, silver reflections. Smokey bouquet, flint, damp stone, delicate dried herbs and lime zest, nuances of honey blossom, highly attractive, concentrated aroma. Powerful on the palate, hints of ripe stone fruit, honeydew melon, fresh acidity, salty-mineral touch on the finish, lingers for a very long time, will benefit from bottle ageing. This Assyrtiko monument is made from grapes from the three municipalities of Akrotiri, Fira and Megalochori and is fermented and matured in clay amphorae for 16 months.
Dark, deep ruby, purple reflections, subtle ochre brightening on the rim. Black and red forest berries, vanilla and fine oak, ripe plums, cherries, some nougat, in the background some spice, very multi-faceted. Deep with ripe fruit, again some bourbon vanilla, dark fruit, firm tannins, seamless style.
Strong ruby garnet, ochre-coloured reflexes, broad rim brightening. Dark berry fruit with smokey and savoury undertones, fine precious wood nuances, delicate hints of coconut and nougat, with a hint of vanilla. Medium complexity, red cherries, fresh red currants, racy acidity, ripe tannins, lemony-salty finish, an animating food companion.
Bright medium yellow green, silver reflections. Fine reduction savouriness, fresh herbs, walnut, smoky spice, red berries, white tropical fruit, reminiscent of Chenin Blanc, great, attractive bouquet. Full-bodied yet taut, white pomaceous fruit, lively acidity, apple and lemon, mineral-salty, light-footed, shows very good length, precise and endowed with certain ageing potential.
Deep crimson, purple reflections, subtle ochre rim. On the nose, a subtle oak savouriness with notes of cedar and nougat, dark berries and a hint of plums. Juicy, ripe cherries, elegant with subtle fruit expression, freshly structured, fine tannins, good length, already approachable. A great example of a dry Mavrodaphn from the Corinth region.
Medium carmine garnet, ochre reflections, broad edge brightening. Delicately tobacco-like herbal savouriness, blackberry, red forest berry, preserved cherry, candied mandarin zest, sun-dried tomatoes, multi-faceted, inviting bouquet. Full-bodied, elegant, taut, mineral texture, ripe tannins, subtle extract sweetness, salty and fine, very good length and with certain ageing potential.

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