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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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2019 Roditis Dipnos
Wine Variety: With no DNA analysis to date, untangling the web of clon…
from: £9.75
full details
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2019 Roditis Dipnos

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Roditis
  Style
Style:
Dry White - light
Country
Country:
Greece
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
11%
Region
Region:
Peloponnese
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Kintonis
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
8°C
Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Cheese
  • Salads
 
2019 Retsina
Wine Variety: With no DNA analysis to date, untangling the web of clones an…
from: £12.00
full details
guide

2019 Retsina

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Roditis
  Style
Style:
Dry White - light
Country
Country:
Greece
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12%
Region
Region:
Peloponnese
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Tetramythos
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Salads
 
2018 Savatiano
Wine Variety: Savatiano is the most widely-planted vine in Greece. It …
from: £13.50
full details
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2018 Savatiano

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Savatiano
  Style
Style:
Dry White - fruity
Country
Country:
Greece
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12%
Region
Region:
Attica
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Mylonas
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Salads
 
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