Tuesday, July 28, 2009
BOUTARI MOSCHOFILERO 2007
The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: The Boutari Moschofilero 2007 (say it like MO-SKO-FEEL-ER-O) from the Mantinia region of the Peloponnese of Greece is, what my friend at Terlato Wines International (the importer of this beauty) calls "their Greek Pinot Grigio." Certainly reminiscent of one, this 100% varietal from Greece is crisp, clean and of lightly balanced acidity. Aged just 3 months in stainless steel tanks, the canteloupe, Meyer lemon, and ripe grapefruit aromas and flavors are complimented with hints of orange blossom, star anise, and starfruit. Ideal for light salads, shellfish and seafood dishes, chill this one and make it a part of your next patio gathering. Pretend it is a flavorful Pinot Grigio, then revel in the knowledge that you've most likely given your friends their first taste of Greek wine.