The rise of Greek wine over the last decade is astonishing. The transition from mass production of bulk wine, to a terroir driven wine philosophy, has gotten the wine world’s attention. Steeped in ancient wine history, it’s been great to watch the comeback of Greece as a wine nation. Juicy reds, structured rosés and intense whites have baffled wine lovers more and more over the years.
This week we’re heading to the beautiful island of Santorini and my favorite producer Artemis Karamoglegos. This winery is just in a class of its own, focusing on old vine vineyards. They have gems in a wide variety of price ranges, so there are plenty to choose from.
Our wine of the week is sort of a tribute to the island. The grapes are 90% Assyrtiko, 10% Athiri and Aidani. Grapes are sourced mostly from old vineyards in different parts of the island. The biggest percentage of them comes from Pyrgos, Exo Gonia and Megalochori.
A fantastic representation of the island and a great example of what the Greeks can do.
Stunningly elegant, intense and full of flavor.