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Samos Anthemis 2016 50cl
White Wine from Greece
This heady muscat from the birthplace of Pythagoras, no less, is perfect with any pudding in which honey has star billing. A steamed stem ginger Christmas pudding would be delicious too.
Price: £9.95 Bottle
Price: £59.50 Case of 6
- White Wine
- 8 - Very sweet
- Now to 2028
- 15% Alcohol
- no oak influence
- Cork, natural
The Greek island of Samos, birthplace of Pythagoras, lies in the Aegean sea on Greece’s eastern coast, and its wines were the first from Greece to be granted AOC status. The island has long been famous for its sweet muscats, with a winemaking tradition some believe dates back 3,000 years.
Founded in 1934, the island co-op is one of the oldest in Greece. Its members have done much to modernise production, and have vastly improved both the quality and the reputation of Samos wines. It now represents 26 vine-growing villages.
The vineyards are in the north of the island. There are around 1600ha in all, many of which are up to 800m above sea level high up in the Ambelos mountain, with deep soils that allow the vines to dig deep and produce excellent-quality fruit. The altitude allows the grapes to ripen slowly and steadily, allowing high sugar levels to develop, making them perfect for sweet wine production. Muscat is king here, namely muscat à petits grains, which takes up 97% of the vineyard area.
The co-op has two wineries in which it produces a range of sweet wines as well as various dry whites and rosés. Samos Anthemis is aged for five years in wooden casks.
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