2011 Skouras White Peloponnese
*Top 100 Best Buys of 2012* Aromas of candied fruits, flowers and a perky citric edge give this white a fun and exotic feel. On the palate, soft flavors of lemon curd, orange marmalade, fresh fruit and spice are in balance and will appeal to fans of a slightly less-dry Greek white. Pretty and easy drinking.
Owner and Dijon-trained winemaker George Skouras emphasises that their focus is on fruit and freshness: 'We want to recognise the variety in the wine and we prefer high altitude grapes as they tend to show the fruit best'. Domaine Skouras was established in 1986 in Pyrgela near the city of Argos but the new and current winery is in Malandreni, near Argos. Prior to that, Skouras had worked mainly on Cephalonia, for example as chief winemaker at Gentilini.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 White is a 60/40 Roditis-Moschofilero blend (spelled Moscofilero on the back label, as transliterations change frequently here). It a nice and consistent value point in the lineup. Pleasant, aromatic, crisp and friendly, it is clean and straightforward, with good flavor and balance. Drink it young, as it is at peak now. Drink now-2013. This is a very nice lineup from Skouras this issue. The best news is that there are a lot of nice values.
Wine & Spirits
Crisp and pithy with light florals and a saline bite, this will refresh on a hot day. Give it a chill for a seafood salad.