2012 Skouras "Zoe" Rosé Peloponnese
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Zoe Rose is Skouras' familiar blend of Agiorgitiko (70%) and Moschofilero (30%) (both of which receive various different spellings in various places). A light, easygoing pink coming in at 12.5% alcohol, this emphasizes flavor and fruit, although the acidity is pretty good. It is a consistent performer in its style, but I do love how it shows when very young. With a rather tasty, raspberry tinge at this early stage in its life, it will likely make some swoon with delight, but the excellent acidity keeps it from being cloying. This won’t win points for power or complexity, but it should make a refreshing summer drink. You may not want to wait until summer. The exuberant fruit will calm down a bit, but many will prefer its juicy, flavor-laced finish just as it is. Drink now-2014.
70% Agiorgitiko, 30% Moscofilero. Bright with medium deep cherry-red with pink hues. Vibrant aromas of ripe cherries and raspberries with hints of sweet spices and floral, rose petal notes. Medium body with moderate high acidity and the slightest hint of very ripe tannins. Flavors are consistent with the aromas with some shades of sweet grass and bubble gum. The finish is moderately long with evolving flavors that add complexity. Skin contact for 24-48 hours at 18ºC for Agiorgitiko, 6 hours at 16ºC for Moscofilero. Blend and alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at 16ºC, short aging over fine lees. (Producer notes)