Greek Wine Fair – Melbourne 2019

$15.00 per person
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12:00 pm Saturday,
April 27, 2019 - April 27, 2019

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Melbourne

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Santorini assyrtiko is one of the most terroir-driven wines I’ve ever tasted. It actually smells of the volcanic ash, or pumice, that is what passes for soil on Santorini, an island blown apart by one of the world’s most violent volcanoes. It doesn’t sound very appetising, but it is dry, crisp and a great fish accompaniment.HUON HOOKE

Join us on Saturday April 27th as we take you on a vinous journey around Greece. A country that has a history with the grape-vine dating back more than than 6000 years. It was the centre of the wine world in 500 BC subsequently passing the mantle, knowledge and sophisticated wine culture to the Romans. In 1453 BC, Ottoman rule diminished viticulture with oppressive taxes and the industry didn’t gain momentum until after WWII. The wine industry wouldn’t begin to rebuild properly and gain momentum until after the second world war. In fact, the most exciting part of Greece’s wine history is now, as young, dynamic producers work tirelessly to master the wealth of native varieties available to them. Greece has between 200 & 300 of them, with only around 80 that have been bottled and sold commercially. Many of these are in tiny quantities, often only one or two producers making them. 

The most readily available wines in Australia are made from Assyrtiko, Xinomavro & Agiorgitiko.  We will have a benchmark selection of these and more. Think Malagousia, Moschofileiro, Limniona and friends.

And surely, we couldn’t host a Greek wine fair without tasty Greek inspired snacks.

THE WINES:
Argyros Assyrtiko Estate Oak Fermented Santorini PDO 2015
Chatzivaritis Xinomavro Negoska Goumenissa PDO 2015
Dalamara ‘Paliokalias’ Xinomavro Naoussa PDO 2009
Diamantis Moschomavro 2017
Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko 2017
Gaia Notios Red 2017
Gentilini Robola of Cephalonia 2018
Kir-Yianni Paranga White (Roditis & Malagousia) 2017
Kir-Yianni Ramnista Xinomavro Naoussa PDO 2013
Kelesidis ‘Merhali’ Xinomavro Naoussa PDO 2009
Mylonas Assytiko 2018
Troupis TOMH Moschofileiro Rose 2017
Thymiopoulos ATMA White 2017
Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro Naoussa PDO 2017
Thymiopoulos ‘Alta’ Xinomavro Naoussa PDO 2016
Zafeirakis Limniona Terra Cotta Tyrnavos PGI PDO 2016
Zafeirakis ‘Natura’ Malagousia 2016


 

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