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Driopi Nemea 2017 750ml

Rated 89 by Wine Advocate
The 2017 Agiorgitiko Driopi from Tselepos was aged for 10 months in 35% new French barriques and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Elegant and nicely crafted, this is a middle-of-the-road Agiorgitiko that doesn't get too big or too thin—it's just right. Bright and showing good red-fruit flavor on the finish, it adds a hint of earth for complexity and velvet for texture. The tannins are ripe, but there is some grip on the finish. Overall, this is an easygoing and nicely priced offering. It has some chance to hold well for most of the remainder of the decade and perhaps might even develop a bit more in the shorter term. It drinks well now, though.
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Driopi Nemea 2017 750ml

SKU 858004
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Country: Greece

As one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world, Greece has millenia of experience and expertise when it comes to viticulture, and has developed a set of flavors and characteristics which are found nowhere else on earth. The ancient Greeks revered and deified wine, and were the first true innovators in the history of wine, adding everything from seawater to honey and spices in order to find exciting new taste combinations and aromas. Today, Greek wines are just as varied, although far more refined and sophisticated than their ancient counterparts. The practice of enhancing Greek wines with aromatic substances never left the country, though, as can be seen in the popular Retsina wines, which use pine resin to provide their unique taste and aroma combinations. There is far more to Greek wine than merely Retsina, however, and the vast variety on offer is a testament to the expertise of Greek wineries making the most of the wonderful climate, terrain and grape varietals they work with.