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)
FRANCE : SOUTHWEST : VIN DE PAYS DES COTES DE GASCOGNE
50% Merlot, 50% Tannat
ITALY : TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE : VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI
LIGHT-BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT, CRISP, NO OAK
Expressive aromas of white apple blossoms; ripe yellow apple with lime zest and orange pith on the palate. Good finish.