Even though we will not be doing the public tasting portion of the Insider's Pick until further notice, we will still be offering the wine for purchase with the usual 10% discount on Thursday and Friday. The wines will still be ones we highly recommend, and the tasting notes will still be our own. We will be returning to doing just the one wine on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. We hope you are able to come by and get some wines to enjoy.
The natural wine movement has taken hold, even in countries with several millennia of cultivation like Greece. One of the things these types of wines do exceptionally well is to help breathe new life into underappreciated and forgotten varieties. Roditis is a native grape to the Peloponnese peninsula, historically best known for its blended us in making Retsina, but rarely featured on its own. Popularity has rebounded as more consumers look to find lighter, less alcoholic and more naturally acidic wines, which Roditis brings very well especially when planted in the cooler mountainous vineyards. This version feels like it learned some of the important lessons from the great Muscadet producers in the Loire, getting extra texture from their older vines by giving them more time on their lees before bottling. Not quite as much seashell and lean fruit found here as a Muscadet, but lots of clean fresh lemon and high energy citrus to the nose and palate, a touch of salinity and native yeast, but mostly clean and refreshing through the racy finish. This is probably at its best with a little bit of extra chill to really bring out the zesty character, while the fruit gets a bit softer as it warms Great for pool parties to mix it up, as well as light and briny seafood dishes.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!