Mighty Moschofilero From Greece: One of Europe’s Most Underrated White Wines

I discovered this wine several years ago while in Thessaloniki, Greece. I mention the name here and most people have never even heard of it which is a shame. It is an easy-going wine reminding me of a cross between Gewurztraminer, Viognier and a Riesling.

Troupis Winery is one of its better producers so we try a Fteri 2019 Moschofilero. It is platinum coloured. On the nose peach, apricot, tangerine, honey, lavender and rose petals. On the palate an undertone of sandalwood with peaches, Orri tangerines and canned pears. A soft lingering finish.  Good for sipping as it is not brimming with acidity. I would pair it with grilled octopus, linguine with shrimp, calamari, sea bass or sea bream. I think it might handle moussaka as well. Drink the end of the year.

I have had better vintages of this wine from Fteri.

(Fteri Moschofilero 2019 PGI Peloponnese, Troupis Winery, Arcadia, Greece, $ 15.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 647388, 750 mL,12%, Robert K. Stephen a little birdie told me so Rating 89/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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