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White Wine  »  Greek White Wine

Greece is, in essence, the historical cradle of wine making, as it was from here that grape growing for wine spread throughout the Mediterranean.

Back in the day (we're talking 7th century BC and onwards) little was understood about the science of wine. But people quickly became fed up with drinking wine that tasted like super-market own brand malt vinegar. Thus was invented the wine additive in an attempt to preserve the wine in good condition and stop it oxidising on its way to the end user. Many different substances were tried and tested, including sea water. Pine resin worked pretty well, albeit leaving the wine with a distinctive flavour (I cannot remember the last time I tasted Retsina). It was sulphur, however, that was - and still is - found to be best for this job.

Greece is experiencing a real renaissance in wine production. Like Portugal they have a vast catalogue of indigenous grape varieties (ripe for plundering for future Daily Drinker samples) and, as we all know, they have the climate. Keep 'em peeled!

White Wine  »  Greek White Wine
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2011 Roditis
Wine Variety: With no DNA analysis to date, untangling the web of clones and dis…
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2011 Roditis

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Roditis
  Style
Style:
Dry White - fruity
Country
Country:
Greece
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
Region
Region:
Patras
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Tetramythos
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
11°C
Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2017
Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Salads
 
2015 Vidiano Klima
Wine Variety: Not a great deal is known about this variety, Vidiano, w…
from: £13.00
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2015 Vidiano Klima

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Vidiano
  Style
Style:
Dry White - fruity
Country
Country:
Greece
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13.5%
Region
Region:
Crete
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Karavitakis
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Chania
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Salads
 
2014 Santorini White
Wine Variety: Assyrtiko is is the third most widely planted white grape of Greec…
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2014 Santorini White

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Assyrtiko
  Style
Style:
Dry White - rich
Country
Country:
Greece
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13.5%
Region
Region:
Cyclades
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Karamolegos
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
10°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Santorini
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2016
Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Salads
 
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