Update: 2005 Nemea Grande Cuvée Domaine Skouras, Peleponese


After having been a bit intrigued by the last bottle of this wine I decided to give it another shot. I popped and poured it without decanting or delay, turned it a bit in a big glass and took a big sniff. Read the rest of this entry »

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2005 Nemea Grande Cuvée, Domaine Skouras, Greece


Greek Wine again! This time from the Peloponnese region Nemea. Nemea is an ideal place for wine growing with the bright Greek sun on daytime and high elevations permitting grapes to cool down during nighttime. I heard that’s quite a good thing for having aromatic grapes.

Skouras Estate, which I visited some years ago, has built up a state of the art winery and grows autochthon grapes like Agiorgitiko but also international varieties such as Cabernet and Merlot. Their goal is, I assume, to create appealing Terroir wines with clear regional identity but also modern and elegant Cuvées which are able to compete internationally, in other words which are more or less aiming to match the “global wine taste”. Those last words sounded a bit dismissive, but the truth is I have perfect comprehension for it; every new wine region has to fight for attention by claiming its part of this global wine market. And it doesn’t necessarily mean the wines are bad. Read the rest of this entry »

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Νεμεα 2003, Νικολας Ρεπανι, Νεμεα, Ελλαδα


Αυτο ειναι ιδιαίτερα σημαντικο αρθρο για μενα γιατι ειναι το προτιμο που γραφω στα ελλινικα. Πρέπει να προειδοποιήσω οι Έλληνες
που διαβάζουν αυτό ότι έχω μόνο την πολύ βασική γνώση της γλώσσας.
Ο λόγος που προσπαθώ να γράψω στα ελληνικά είναι να τιμηθεί και να ευχαριστηθεί η φιλη μου Faye που μου παρουσίασε Ελλάδα και με πήρε στα κτήματα κρασιού καθώς επίσης και για να παρουσιάζει σεβασμό στη θαυμάσια καλά αυξανόμενη σκηνή κρασιού της Ελλάδας. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aristocracy Sauvignon Blanc 2005, Papaioannou Winery, Nemea, Greece

The Papaioannou (Παπαϊωάννου) Estate in the Nemea wine region of Peloponese exists since 1876 and is today one of the most respected wineries in Greece. It is reknown for its efforts to reconcile vines and soil, introducing the Terroir-thinking in Greece. It is also known for initiating biological winemaking in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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