Wine Advocate: This is a Beauty
If you don’t know the magical minerality and freshness of Greece’s best white wines, you’re missing out. “This is the next classic white wine,” says Michael Madrigale, the #1 Sommelier in America. Perhaps the most celebrated Greek wine producer is Peloponnese master George Skouras, whom Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate considers one of the “two very best, if not the best” winemakers of the region. The Advocate heaped 92-point praise on Skouras’ 2016 Moscofilero calling it “one of my treats in the new season,” “one of the fine bargains in the region,” and “in great form,” further gushing that six hours after opening the wine was still “crisp, focused and intense.” Madrigale maintains that the high elevation vineyards on Peloponnese “allows Moscofilero to develop these incredible aromas while retaining bracing acidity,” and calls this is a “wine of true terroir.” At $15.99 per bottle, the 2016 Skouras Moscofilero is nicely summed up by the Advocate: “this is a beauty” — our sentiments exactly.
Let’s not mince words: Greek wine is on fire. Any great restaurant worth its salt from New York to San Francisco offers a compelling selection of Greek wines, which are full of character, energy and minerality that beautifully showcases an array of cuisines.
One producer — George Skouras — is prized above all others by America's leading sommeliers. A consistent producer of some of the finest wines off the entire Peloponnese islands, his wines had always been exclusively targeted for the finest tables in Manhattan — until we began offering them.
The Dijon-trained Skouras established his winery just outside the village of Argos in 1986. SInce then, he’s become an icon in among Greece’s ancient terroirs and varieties, and a perfectionist at mastering Greek winemaking traditions — after all, 3,500 years of tradition cannot be wrong. Don’t miss out on the chance to savor this modern classic from ancient terroir.