Greece is the Word

August 12th, 2009 by Jeff

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Wines featued in today’s show:

  • Megapanos Savatiano 2007  (~$18)
  • Boutari Moschofilero 2007  (~$13)
  • Notios Agiorgitiko 2008  (~$14)

Recommended food pairings from The Som:

Tony Manero!  That’s the name I was searching for.  I wanted to get this episode in now because I believe that over the next year or two Greek wine will be tough to miss.  I proclaim it the next big wine region much like Spain was 10 years ago and Portugal 4 years ago.  Just by watching this episode you are ahead of the curve.  The wine styles range from dry, crisp white to port style dessert wines and easy drinking every day reds, to age worthy Bordeaux style blends.  Some say that the whites are ahead of the reds but I’ve tasted more than enough “kick-ass reds” to believe that statement is dated.

The Notios red leans more toward medium bodied with dark cherry and licorice notes and moderate acidity.  As I stated in the show, it reminds of a warm climate Pinot Noir and should be treated as such when pairing with food.  Prosciutto and lamb burgers fit that Mediterranean food and wine vibe pretty well.

As for the Savatiano, I say stick with seafood.  Some pan fried scallops in a light butter sauce finished with some fresh chopped Italian parsley would be ideal.  Baked fish, Calamari.  You name it.

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