A fine, dry white wine grown at altitude on the plateau of Foloi Ilias and the slopes of the mountains of Aigion, in western & northern Peloponnese, an area famous in Greek mythology for its aromatic wines.
With a crystal-clear yellow-green color and intense perfumes from the flowers of citrus fruits, green apples and light peaches, it goes well with fish and shellfish, white meats and meats with sweet or creamy sauces, pastas, cheeses (even Roquefort) and fruits. Annual production is approximately 40,000 bottles.
This wine is 90% Roditis pressed off the skins and 10% Viognier, hand harvested and fermented on the lees. Translucent yellow-green in the glass, the wine explodes with intense aromatics, white flowers and honeysuckle along with lemon peel. Flavors of melon, apple and pear are offered up in a rounded mouthfeel leading to a light and airy finish.
The Mercouri estate is located on the western side of the Pelepponnese, raised a bit over sea level on the Ichthis peninsula near the small village of Korakochori. Founded in 1864, the 4th generation winery boasts 150+ years of continual production of not just wine but olive oil and Corinthian currants. In fact, the winery is so ubiquitous in the area that the locals started calling the wine produced “Mercouri” rather than Refosco, the grape varietal. The Mercouri Estate Refosco plantings are the oldest in the region.
Talk about a food lover’s dream - this gem offers a myriad of options. Crisp but with enough oompf to tangle and twist around classic Greek mezes like Olives and Feta with dill and olive oil. Or maybe artichoke… Or if you’re feeling ambitious, Psarosoupa is a traditional one-dish rich and creamy fish stew that would delight! Check out this link for the recipe! https://www.provocolate.com/psarosoupa-greek-fish-soup-kakavia/
Matured in Stainless Steel Tank, unoaked
Aging potential: 1 - 3 years
Serving temperature: 11°C - 13°C