Splash a few extra pounds for these top-level wines that make you feel as though you’re on a luxurious Greek island. The grape names may be unfamiliar and production levels boutique, yet the regional range is massive. The headline is simple: these Greek treats taste like iconic wines from other countries that cost double the price. And my wine of the week is an utter steal – like a liquid holiday.
Psarades Dafni 2020, Domaine Lyrarakis (12%), £9.50, The Wine Society. Scented as bay leaves and thrilling as a lemon on a high wire.
Domaine Foivos, Nautilus ‘Aged Under Water’ 2020 (12.5%), £14.06, greatwinesdirect.co.uk. Exotic as orange blossom, pristine and fruity as iced melon.
Rematies 2020, IOS winery (13%), £17.49, strictlywine.co.uk. Minerally and fresh as a sea breeze, this gem is terrific with all shellfish.
Geravassiliou Malagousia 2020 (13.5%), £17.95, thewhiskyexchange.com. I buy this jasmine tangerine star-bright white every year. Delicious.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Found, Moschofilero Roditis 2020 (12%), £8.50, Marks & Spencer. Great value, scrumptious and lightly scented. Buy a case – it’s beyond brilliant.
This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 8th August 2021 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.