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Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE: Great Red North of Greece by Mark Squires (Aug16)

The latest issue of Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE is out and Mark Squires talks about the „Great Red North of Greece“. Indeed lots of impressive reds, but also some exciting whites and roses that wine enthusiasts should be looking for.

Mark Squires has tasted our wines presented in this issue during his visit in Greece (June 2016). The tasting took place at the winery of BOUTARI in Naoussa (many thanks to Yianis Vogiatzis and his team for the great hospitality).

Beautiful red wines from the one-of-a-kind vineyard of Mount Athos -like our Metoxi 2004 and Agioritiko Abaton 2010-, as well as the soon-to-be-released Rapsani Grande Reserve 2010, consistency in great values and best sellers like the current vintages of Rapsani, Rapsani Reserve and Kanenas red blend, but also notable first appearance for our Klima Klima Organic Assyrtiko from Halkidiki and the new labels of „Emmetros Logos“  (white and rose blends). We have many reasons to smile as the new entries and vintages soon-to-be-released demonstrate great potential.

Our results:

ΜΕΤΟΧΙ 2004 – 94 pts (limited cuvee wine)

AGIORITIKO ABATON 2010 – 92 pts

RAPSANI GRANDE RESERVE 2010 – 90 pts (vintage to-be-released /end of 2016-early 2017)

RAPSANI RESERVE 2012 – 89 pts

RAPSANI 2013 – 88 pts

EMMETROS LOGOS white 2015 – 89 pts (first vintage – available only in domestic market)

EMMETROS LOGOS rose 2015 – 89 pts (first vintage – available only in domestic market)

KLIMA KLIMA ORGANIC ASSYRTIKO 2015 – 90 pts

KLIMA KLIMA ORGANIC CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 – 88 pts

KANENAS red 2014 – 89 pts

KANENAS rose 2015 – 88 pts

KANENAS white 2015 – 87 pts

NAOUSSA RESERVE 2011 – 88 pts

 

With the 2016 harvest in full swing (and with quality fuits collected so far), ratings by esteemed wine personalities and publications can be nothing but motivating for the future.

Congrats to our team of agriculturists and oeologists.

Congrats to all Greek winemakers for the impressive scores and for their ongoing effort for quality wines.

 

(wines highlighted in purple are current vintages – click on each wine for more info)

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