GREECE : EASTERN MACEDONIA : KAVALA
MED-BODIED, CITRUS, WHITE PEACH, WHITE FLOWER, MINERAL, HERBAL, HONEY, NO OAK
Staff favorite! This beautiful, well-balanced single-vineyard Assyrtiko (grown just 3km from the Aegean Sea) has high acidity, intense minerality, lemon zest, fleshy white peach, and a long finish… Although ultimately refreshing and zippy, it is a solidly medium-bodied white with some nice texture and weight, allowing for substantial ageing potential.
WINEMAKING : Single vineyard; super small yields from 60 year-old vines; wild fermentation; fermented & aged in stainless on the lees for 6 months
FARMING : Practicing Organic (Conversion)
PAIRING : Pan Fried Halloumi with Honey (but shines with or without food!)
GREECE : MACEDONIA
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, BLUE/BLACK FRUITS, MEDIUM TANNIN, SPICE, OAK
Greece’s answer to Italian nebbiolo! Medium tannins here are balanced well by refreshing acidity, and dark fruit with floral accents on the nose and palate. Oak aging brings hints of vanilla and spice.
FOOD PAIRING: Greek Grilled Meats
GREECE : PELOPONNESE : CORINTHIA
MED-BODIED, RED CHERRY, STRAWBERRY, PLUM, BLACK PEPPER, UMAMI, EARTH, NO OAK
Anna Halkia began producing wines in the early 2000s in a bare-bones facility at the back of her house near her family’s vineyards. Sans funding or resources, she was forced to rely on basic technology and embrace low-intervention winemaking techniques. Today, her wines are certified organic and highly regarded for their modern stylings and pure, natural expressions of fruit. 100% Agiorgitiko, this bottling is fresh and fruit-forward, with bright acidity and fine tannins — an easy-drinking departure from the heavier reds Greece is known for.
ECOLOGY : Certified Organic
PAIRING : Grilled Leg of Lamb
*No added SO2
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GREECE : THESSALIA : KARDITSA
MED-BODIED, STONE FRUIT, MELON, MANGO, FLORAL, SAGE, CITRUS, MINERAL, LEES, NO OAK
Located in the rural town of Karditsa, Andreas Kontozisis and his partner Aphrodite Tousia are pioneers of organics and sustainability in Greece. Certified since 1991, they were one of the first producers in Greece to do so — and despite resistance from the local market, have been buoyed by their small yet loyal following ever since. Grapes are hand-harvested from low-yield, estate-owned vineyards; in the winery no presses are used (only free-run wines) and indigenous yeasts. Fresh and crisp yet quite round and layered, ‘Sun White’ spent 6 mos. on the lees in steel tank with periodic stirring for added complexity.
ECOLOGY : Organic
PAIRING : Greek-Style Mussel Pilaf (Μυδοπιλαφο)
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GREECE : MACEDONIA : NAOUSSA
MED-FULL-BODIED, CHERRY, STRAWBERRY, SUNDRIED TOMATO, MUSHROOM, EARTH, OAK
High acid and food-friendly, with punchy red fruit, layered savory notes, and soft, integrated tannins – trust us, this is a truly unforgettable wine, and it’s got some serious ageing potential for the next ~20 years (but drinking deliciously right now, too.
WINEMAKING : Aged for 12 months in stainless steel and another 12 months in large, used Hungarian oak barrel.
FARMING : Organic
PAIRING : Grilled Cauliflower Steaks & Prosciutto Pizza