"Nostos" Muscat of Spina, Manousakis
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"Nostos" Muscat of Spina, Manousakis - 2022

Item # 46270 750mL

The only allowable Muscat to be grown on the island is the Muscat of Spina. This comes from pre-phylloxera vines planted high up in the mountains at 850 meters. Aromatic, floral and dry on the palate with a refreshing mineral finish. Pair with a Greek salad and a plate of souvlaki.

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$221.76 $199.58/ Case of 6
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

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The chaos and complexity of it all, this wine is Greece. Bright, textured, and intensely aromatic. Authentically Greek (herbal, grassy, saline) but verifiably international (this is one of the endless mutations of Muscat Blanc from France). A sort of paradox in the glass, the ripe fruit flavors and floral aromatics suggest sweetness but is totally dry on the palate with a Mediterranean saltiness that makes you wonder why there was so much Greek tragedy but so little comedy. It's more like an absurdist play, then. It shouldn’t work, but it does. Finishing a bottle is like getting out of an airport taxi in a new country, a delightful ride through a weird storm in which neither person speaks a language native to them. The traffic in Athens really is bad.

- JA

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