Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Skouras Zoe Rosé & Nasiakos Moschofilero Dry White Wine

I recently had the opportunity to spend an evening with chef, Maria Benardis, the founder of Greekalicious. Benardis is bringing ancient Greek tastes and flavours to modern times. During the evening we were served Greek wine, tgo with the yummy treats made by Benardis. As you know I have recently fallen in love with wine from Greece. There is something smooth and clean about the wine when it hits the palate.

The wines of the evening were Skouras Zoe Rosé and Nasiakos Moschofilero. They were both so good, I could not decide which one I liked more.

Skouras Zoe Rosé:

The Skouras Winery was founded in 1986 in by George Skouras, a trained oenologist. Skouras wine is the second most sought after wine from the region.

This rosé is a blend of Agiorgitiko and Moschofilero grapes which give this rosé a beautiful red color with pink hues. It comes from the Peloponnese region where the wine is known for being complex and diverse. The taste is dry, fruity, and packed with flavor.The aromas in the wine are cherry, raspberries, floral and red rose petals. Make sure to serve it chilled.

Nasiakos Moschofilero Dry White Wine:

Nasiakos wines consistantly get high ratings from Wine Enthusiasts, Wine and Spirits, and Wine Spectator.

This wine is also from the Peloponnese region made with 100% Moschofilero grapes. The aromas are fragrant flowers green apple, and peaches. This one would pair wonderfully with mediteriannen food, cheese, and fish. I really loved this wine. It will remind you a bit of a sauvignon blanc. 

Both wines are great to sip during the summer. Either one would work for entertaining or chilling at home while watching Netflix. Cheers!

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