The Best of Greek White Wines

Greece is home to some of the best white wines and makes the perfect destination for wine connoisseurs.  The soil in Greece makes for a great foundation for many international grape varieties. Moreover there are many indigenous Greek grapes varieties to explore which have been around for thousands of years. There are some varieties that can not be found anywhere else in the world.  Making for a rare opportunity to taste and enjoy.

Here in this blog we will look to explore some of the best of Greek wines varieties to try.

 

Assyrtiko

This is a famous grape synonymous with Santorini which grows from the island. This grape is also grown on some other islands such as Halidiki however many will associate the grapes unique taste from the soil in Santorini. The wine has notes of pear, apple, and citrus along with a slight saltiness taste.  This wine makes for great pairing with seafood dishes.

Debina

Debeina is an acidic grape grown in the region of Epirus in Zitsa. The bright, acidic grape is used in sparkling wines. Many of the grapes are grown at an altitude of around 650 meters in the Ioannina regional unit.

Malagouzia 

This wine is a true taste of Greek history. The Malagouzia grape at one point was close to becoming extinct. Not until a student winemaker, Vangelis Gerovassiliou, decided to create his own estate for the single vineyard Malagousia.

Moschofilero 

A popular white wine amongst Greeks, the Moschofilero is a grape grown in the Peloponnese and the Mantinea plateau. It has a strong sent of bouquet and has spice and floral notes. This grapes tends to be used in the production of PDO Mantinea wines.

Moschato Blanc/Moschato Aspro

The grape Moschato Aspro is most associated with the island of Samos. It is another ancient grape that is truly rich in flavours. You will find the aromas of white fruits such as peach, melon, and apricot when smelling the wine. They also have notes of dry and sweet which makes for a delicious balance.

Vilana 

This Greek white wine grows on the island of Crete. The rugged terrain nourishes this indigenous grape of Crete, grown most in Heraklion and in Sitia. Vilana produces wines that you would describe as thirst-quenching and soft. This would  be due to it’s notes of  white blossoms and the aromas of citrus. It is a light to medium-bodied wines which makes this variety easy to drink.

 

At the Greek Deli, we stock many varieties of Greek white wines to try. Whether you are looking for a nice wine to pair with a meal or to enjoy with friends and loved ones. There is plenty of white wines to choose from to suit your taste simply by visiting our online shop.

 

The Best of Greek White Wines available from The Greek Deli

 

The Greek Deli

The Greek Deli stocks artisanal products, including Greek juices, tsoureki, egg dyes, olive oils, wines, cheeses,  and mezedes. In addition, ready meals (such as pastitsio and gemista), sweets (such as baklava and kourabiedes), and Greek coffee (Loumidis) can be found in our online shop. We even stock beloved Greek chocolates and cookies. Furthermore, brands such as LactaIonSokofreta, and Gemista cookies, as well as an impressive selection of Greek wines. You can purchase and customise our unique Greek gift boxes, with your favourite products or pre-made. One box includes extra virgin olive oil, two bottles of wine, two jars of olive paste, roasted peppers, honey, chilies, and balsamic vinegar. Perfect for sending the best of Greek tastes to a distant beloved!).

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