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Boutari, Moschofilero 2011

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Jenni Onyschuk reviewed this wine as follows:

A Taste of the Greek
When I was little girl I remember watching Disney’s “Fantasia”. I have always had a permanent picture in my mind of Greeks being associated with Wine, Togas, and Pegasus…. Mostly the wine bit though.
I’m in pursuit to find a wine and show that not all Greeks are created equal, as in…. do not always expect a Wine from Greece to be a Retsina. (Many people stray from the Greek section of wine stores because of the notion that Greek Wines smell and taste of Retsina …Think Pine Resin)
Let’s talk Whites … I went for the 2011 Boutari, Moschofilero.
This was an interesting pick and not what I expected initially from an “aromatic” varietal such as Moschofilero.
It appeared fairly light in color and on first inspection of the nose not very aromatic at all. With my first sip I found that the wine had taken on notes of the cork itself, though not to be confused with this wine being actually “corked”.
This wine absolutely needed some time to open up, but as it did it transformed into a beautiful, aromatic and cheerful vino.
I found this wine to be at its best when paired with regional foods. A simple meal of Chicken Breast with a Salsa consisting of Roma Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Avocados, Garlic and Parmesan was absolutely delightful. Pairing with these foods allowed the Citrus and Earthy characteristics of the wine to become predominant.
I would absolutely suggest 2 things for this jewel of a bottle of white
1) Let it breath and open up, many of the characteristics will show their true strength and colors within an hour of opening
2) Take a look at foods of the region to pair with. I might suggest Poultry, Lamb, White Fish, Rabbit, Firm and med-high strength Cheese, Herbs, Olive Oil, Zucchini, Eggplant & Tomatoes.

Anticipate this wine to have floral and citrus notes, a balanced acidity and crisp finish.
A beautiful Gem of a wine for under $20.00 retail.


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Boutari, Moschofilero 2011, Greece Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. . March 1, 2012  Full Review




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