If you enjoy Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, this white wine from Greece might be a nice alternative and is worth a try. Skouras Moscofilero is a dry white Greek wine produced by George Skouras, owner and winemaker at Domaine Skouras. Established in 1987 the winery is located in Argolinda Valley in the southern region of Peloponnese, where the Nemea and Mantineia appellations are located. This little section of the Mediterranean is connected to the mainland by a small strip of land. The climate in this region allows for a number of wine varietals to be produced including dry white Moscofilero.
We tasted the 2017 Skouras Moscofilero (12% alc. $19.00). This single varietal wine tastes like something in between a Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Grigio. The color is light yellow in the glass with fresh aromas of honeysuckle and lemon.
On the palate, there are tastes of citrus and lime. This is a medium-bodied wine that is fruit-forward, mildly acidic and extremely refreshing. The finish is long and satisfying. It’s an easy to drink wine, especially in warm weather months and would appeal to white wine drinkers looking for an alternative to a Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, or Pinot Grigio.
Skouras Moscofilero pairs well with baked brie, semi-soft cheeses, French baguette and green apples. It would also pair nicely with shellfish or chicken dishes.
If you’re visiting Greece and wish to visit Skouras, you can request a tour of the vineyards and winery. There are also a number of nearby historical attractions including the Ancient Temple of Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Nemea.
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