The ΑΒΓ’s of Greek Wine… B (μπ) is for Bosinakis

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Mantinia Bosinakis

 

Located in Mantinia Greece, which is home to the Moschofilero grape, Bosinakis winery is run by Sotiris and Katerina Bosinakis. The winery has been producing wine since 1992, but didn’t beginning bottled wine until 2009, they bottled for the very first time, their Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Bosinaki Mantineia.  Moschofilero grapes thrive in the microclimate in Mantinia which include sandy soils on a 2,000 ft high plateau.

 

Mantinia region map

 

Montinia_grapes

 

The winemaker at Bosinakis Winery, Sotiris, allows nature and the grape to guide him in producing a unique wine that differentiates itself from other Moschofileros. It is one of the most popular Moschofileros in Athens, GR, being poured in many tavernas and finer restaurants.

Bosinakis Mantinia goes through a 6-hour extraction process at low temperatures in order to derive much complexity. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tank at 13-15ºC. The wine is allowed to age in the tanks for a very short period of time in order to maintain the flavors, and then filtered before bottling.

 

The 2014 is 100% Moschofilero. A white wine with crisp acidity, fruit citrus flavors, it is highly aromatic with perfumed layers of rose petals and hints of white flowers.   Enjoy on it’s own or with light appetizers. It is good to drink now, but can age 2-3 years.

 

Mantinia_bottle

 

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