Planet Grape Wine Review – Top Ten Greek Wines

Delicious Mediterranean wines from Greece are unique, food friendly, cool and a nice break from vanilla and chocolate standbys Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Greek wines are ideal wine list choices as they tend to be mid-weight, fresh, clean, dry and not very oaky, but are not so lean, tart and austere as their more Northern European counterparts. With their combination of fruitiness and restraint, they are always on our favorites list here at Planet Grape Wine Review.

Here are our top ten Greek wines for Fall 2019:

2017 Acroterra Santorini Cyclades Islands Greece 94, $47.99
. This serious, age-able Assyrtiko blend is silky, fresh, full and dry with notes of white peach, lemongrass, daisy stem, honey, rock dust and petrol.

2017 Anatolikos Vineyards Wild Ferment Malagousia Thrace Greece 92, $44.99
. This organic, unfiltered Malagousia is intensely aromatic, lightly chalky, fresh and dry with notes of honeydew, peach, passion fruit, white rose and lilac.

2018 Gentilini Wild Paths Robola of Cephalonia Ionian Islands Greece 91, $24.99
. Light, fresh and dry with a bitter pithiness and notes of lemon, pear, chalk, hay bale and wildflowers.

2017 Markou Vineyards Savatiano Attiki Greece 91, $15.99
. Light, brisk and dry with notes of grapefruit pith, lemon zest, oyster shell and sea spray.

2018 Mercouri Estate Foloi Peleponnese Greece 91, $17.99. Light, crisp, dry and tart Roditis/Viognier blend with notes of peach, lily, fennel seed, mint leaf and petrol.

2018 Semeli Moschofilero Mantinia Peleponnese Greece 92, $19.99
. Light, crisp, energetic and dry with notes of lemon, peach, dried pineapple, yellow and pink rose and violet.

2018 Theopetra Estate Malagousia Assyrtiko Meteora Thessaly Greece 91, $27.99
. Light, crisp, flavorful and very dry with notes of lemon, peach, thyme and rosemary.

2018 Oenops Winery Apla Dry Rose Prosotsani Drama Macedonia Greece 92, $19.99
. Subtle, complex, crisp and dry with notes of raspberry, just ripe cherry, white mushroom, chalk and sea spray.

2016 Terra Petra Rapsani Thessaly Macedonia Greece 93, $43.99. 
Mid-weight, fresh, dry and chewy Xinomavro blend with notes of cherry, brown mushroom, cumin, bay leaf and oregano.

2015 Thymiopoulos Naoussa Macedonia Greece 92, $29.99
. Mellow then tart, lean and chewy with notes of cranberry, orange zest, sundried tomato, sage, porcini and cedar.

All wines above are imported by Athenee Importers.

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