Coincidence or not, on my way to New York for the tasting, I was browsing through Oldman's Brave New World of Wine (Norton) which I received recently and noticed that he started his chapter on white wines with Moschofilero, a Greek favorite of his. In Marl Oldman's opinion, with a little education and good marketing, Moschofilero could go from insiders' secret to winner of the white pack as Pinot Grigio is now.
At VOS, I took the opportunity to sample the Mantinia 09 Moschofilero from Tselepos, nice sipping wine.
I continued my exploration of Greece with the Petra 09 (from Kir-Yianni), 100% Roditis, floral and refreshing.
Next was the Sillogi 09 (from Moraitis), a blend of Assyrtiko and Malagouzia, grapes we are all familiar with.
It talked to me on the first sip, different I thought, nice personality.
Maybe it is due to its provenance, the island of Paros (Aegean Sea), an hour and a half by speed boat from Santorini.This wine from the Cyclades does not try to be trendy. It shows its roots, that's it.
All I have left to do now is plan a visit to this special place.
Would Sillogi taste different in situ?