We’re bringing Greek wines to the shop, and we want you to taste them first! This Wednesday tasting will feature four Greek wines, and we’ll have Hollis Grant from DNS Wines here to help share what makes Greek wines so unique. DNS Wines specializes in growers who adhere to sustainable farming practices and meticulous, minimal-intervention standards for winemaking. Their Greek portfolio is a partnership with Dionysi Grevenitis Selections, an ardent champion of Greek wines who represents an impressive selection of artisanal, small-production winemakers.
We’ll start in Santorini--known for its distinctive white wines due to volcanic soils and unique growing conditions--with an indigenous varietal called Aidani from cult winery Hatzidakis. This wine has exotic fruits and citrus with great texture and weight. Next over to Thessaly, nestled in the foothills of Mount Olympus, where we’ll explore Limniona, an indigenous varietal resurrected by Domaine Zafeirakis. We’ll begin with their delicious rosé of Limniona, featuring juicy cranberry and wild herbal notes, and follow with Zafeirakis’ Limniona red, smooth and fresh with dark fruits and interwoven spices. We’ll finish on the island of Cephalonia, with the Sclavos family who traces its roots back for centuries. This full bodied red wine, named Synodos, is a blend of Mavrodaphne and Vostilidi from 70-100 year old bush vines--meaty, smoky, and savory.
Hatzidakis Winery Aidani 2015
Domaine Zafeirakis 2015 Limniona Rosé
Domaine Zafeirakis 2012 Limniona
Sclavos Wines Synodos 2013
Flight of four wines, $15
Wednesday, August 17th, from 5-7pm
As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.