Mountain Sun White Peloponessos, Seméli
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Mountain Sun White Peloponessos, Seméli - 2021

Item # 23793 750mL

From vineyards planted in the Mantinia plateau and the Aigiala mountains in the Peloponnese comes this vibrant, aromatic white wine made mostly from the Moschofilero grape variety. The fruit is hand-harvested, pressed and fermented in stainless steel vats. Unoaked.

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Staff Pick Notes

If you need to find a wine to match with your Mediterranean herb seasoned, fish of your choice, look no further! While being floral and quite aromatic it's crisp acidity and herbaceous character on the palate works well with a little rosemary/thyme. In the high altitude these two grapes produce high quality fruit and reflect the limestone and clay soils they are grown in. They are handpicked and gently pressed to retain perfection. With state of the art production methods the Kokotos family is poised to attract many fans here looking to expand there knowledge of indigenous Greek grape varietals!

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Glossary

Moschofilero

Pronounced "mos ko FEE le ro", this white grape is often compared to Gewürztraminer. This beautiful white variety possesses a distinctly floral nose and a palate of lychee, rose, and exotic spices.

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite utterly at the whim of the winemaker. Some are fermented in barrel, others in stainless steel. Some...

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