The old meets new world wine nation is advancing at pace… Gourmet Traveller -The Greek Issue
Published on: February 14, 2024

VINES OF PLENTY

Consensus update: Greek wines are awful no more. As SAMANTHA PAYNE writes, the Old-meets New World wine nation is advancing at pace.

“There has never been a more exciting time to
re-introduce yourself to Greek wine, with
the incredible value of the white wines and
the medium-bodied textural reds perfect
drinking for our climate,” says Barney Fallows, wine wholesaler Déjà Vu Wine Co, the
largest importer of premium Greek
wine in Australia.

2021 Douloufakis Dafnios Vidiano,
Crete
“This is made from the vidiano grape,
which harks back to the 12th century.
Texturally, the medium-bodied
viscosity is reminiscent of viognier,
while dried apricot, crisp pear and
white pepper flavours will
complement char-grilled chicken
with oregano and lemon.”

2020 Argyros Estate Cuvee
Monsignori Assyrtiko, Santorini

“The best of the best of assyrtiko
(up there with high-end chablis) with
a lovely lemon-balm fragrance and
medium-weight textural components.
This wine is silky on the palate with
saline notes on the finish.”

2019 Thymiopoulos Terra Petra,
Rapsani

“This blend of xinomavro, krassato
and stavroto proves that 2019
enjoyed near-perfect conditions
for Greek winemaking. Plush and
plump with darker fruit expressions
of blackcurrant, its grippy but
pleasant tannin structure would pair
well with a slow-cooked lamb
shoulder.”

2022 Ktima Gerovassiliou
Malagousia, Epanomi

“This grape variety (say it with me,
Mal-o-goo-see-ah) was saved from
extinction by winemaker Vangelis
Gerovassiliou. Savoury almost flinty
notes lead into ginger blossom and
lemon pith. This wine is about texture
rather than fruit expression; perfect
for semillon lovers.”

2021 Gaia Agiorgitiko, Nemea

“Bright and vibrant on the palate,
with pretty blue fruits leading the
way into grainier tannins. It is an
impeccable red to enjoy chilled as
we enjoy the last moments of
warmth in late summer.”

Déjà Vu Wine Co is an
independent Australian importer
and wholesaler of fine wine, sake,
whisky and gin.

For all portfolio enquiries please contact:
sales@dejavuwines.com.au
T: 1300 655 732
F: 1300 656 166

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