High-Grade Greeks

“Those who remember oxidised Retsina and Domestica may be unaware of the stunning quality of wines now made by the best producers of the new generation from indigenous Greek grape varieties.” – Sebastian Payne MW

“Assyrtiko is one of the best grapes of the Mediterranean, balancing power, minerality, extract and high acid. Built to age. Could conquer the world.” – Hugh Johnson

The Society will host a tasting of high-grade Greek wines on Thursday 4 January 2018 at Masonic Hall in Harrogate, followed by a two-course supper and a glass of wine. The tasting list with hyperlinks to information on the regions, producers, wines and tasting notes is given below. The event will be limited to 30 members and guests and tickets are now on sale at £32.50 pp inclusive of supper. (Two places are available without supper at £17.50 each.)

  1. Aidani, Domaine Sigalas, 2015 (£23)
  2. Assyrtiko de Mylos Vieilles Vignes Santorini, Hatzidakis 2015 (£29) : ‘There really isn’t anything like Santorini Assyrtiko. 100-year-old organic vines. Pungent, smoky, almost funky intensity to the nose. Rich texture, concentrated apple and citrus fruit, intense…(95/100) Joanna Simon MW
  3. Synoro, Skouras 2010 (£25)
  4. Earth and Sky Naoussa Thymiopoulos 2015 (£19)
  5. Moraitis Sillogi Red 2014 (£13.50)
  6. Mavrotragano, Hatzidakis 2015 (£26)
  7. Samos Nectar 1980 (£42 per half bottle)

Agenda

  • 18.30 hrs: Doors open
  • 19.00 hrs: Powerpoint assisted presentation, tasting & discussion
  • 20.45 hrs: Supper
  • 22.00 hrs: Carriages

Interested

  1. Armstrong, J (14/7)
  2. Bent, G (12/7)
  3. Owen, G (14/7)
  4. Owen, R (14/7)

Reservations

  1. Dias, B – (11/7)
  2. Dias, R – (11/7)
  3. Greenwood, J – (11/7)
  4. Murphy, C – (11/7)
  5. Murphy, P – (11/7)
  6. Owen, G
  7. Stewart, A (18/7)
  8. Stewart, E (18/7)

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Last updated 23 July 2017