Top Ten – Greek Red Wine

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KAVA AMETHYSTOS 2003 

From Adriani in the region of Drama, this wine is produced from the renowned Cabernet Sauvignon variety, patiently aging in oak barrels. The estate’s exquisite crimson diamond displays a dense cassis taste with the aroma of sour cherries and shades of walnut, while its velvety tannins give it a long-lasting aftertaste for a memorable wine tasting experience.

RAPSANI EPILEGMENOS 2003 (Reserve)

From the slopes of Mount Olympus and produced from the quintessential varieties of Krassato, Stavroto, and Xinomelo, this reserve wine, Gods’ nectar, firmly establish the uniqueness of its mountainous origin. With the rich, dense and complex aroma of ripe red fruits, complemented by hints of pepper, and vanilla-sugared almonds and nuts, it maintains acidity and elegance, promising a glorious future and long aftertaste.

KTIMA PAPAIOANNOU MIKROKLIMA 2001

This multi-dynamic Agiorghitiko wine, an Appellation of Origin “Nemea” of Superior Quality, is the offspring of this legendary region’s slopes. Its explosive nose unveils aromas of black and sour cherries, spices, cinnamon, tobacco, and vanilla caramel, while its exuberant personality compliments a well-thought-out character, creating a sweet aftertaste.

KTIMA GEROVASSILIOU SYRAH 2003 

From the up-and-coming Syrah variety, this regional wine of Epanomi is aged in new French oak barrels in the winery’s basement cellar. Its dense crimson color, an amazing peppery nose on a vanilla-toned violet backdrop and solid body, which are created from the many months of cellar aging, together firmly establish this product as a member of Greece’s national team of wines!

KTIMA BIBLIA CHORA RED ’02

Mount Pangeon’s regional wine, created from the cosmopolitan Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties, matured in oak barrels and acquiring an intense crimson color with purple hues full of promise, is rich and fleshy with genuine blackcurrant and vanilla aromas, leaving a slight cedar aftertaste

KTIMA AVEROFF 2003

This genuine regional wine of Metsovo, created from the renowned bordelaise grape trilogy of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, has accentuated their characteristics inside oak barrels. Taste its strong aromas of cherry, wild strawberry, bitter chocolate, and pepper.

SYRAH COLLECTION 2004

The regional crimson wine of Sterea Hellada, from the charming Syrah variety, works wonders on the slopes of Mount Mytikas. Long-aged with dense red, forest fruit aromas seasoned with violets, pepper, and dried figs, its luxuriant mouth emits quality tannins in perfect harmony with an exquisite acidity and a slight woody aftertaste.

RAMNISTA 2004

With the charming acidity of Yiannakochori and authority of Yiannis Boutaris, this distinct Greek wine from the mother of reds, the prefecture of Naoussa, exudes tasty tannins. A bouquet of cinnamon and sun-dried tomato tastes, with an overtone of tobacco and truffle, creates the wine’s unique aromatic complexity and lingering aftertaste.

KTIMA MERKOURI 2004

This is one of the nicest and most time enduring Greek wines from the grand Kanellakopoulos family. A combination of Refosco and Mavrodaphne, this regional wine of Letrinon radiates a dark crimson color and exudes dried fruit, plum and chocolate aromas. The intense mouth, with its quality tannins, is full of elegance and exquisitely combines the velvety notes of a lingering aftertaste to perfection.

OREINOS ILIOS RESERVE ’03

This aged crimson wine from Nemea has created a sensation in the region’s traditional scene. From an Agiorghitiko variety reserve matured in new oak barrels, it is bursting with purple hues and intense fruit aromas of cherry, sour cherry, cocoa, and coffee. Vanilla is discreetly present, while elegant notes accompany the velvety body with round tannins and an exquisite finish.

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