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Boutari Moschofilero 2011

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Yellow-white colour with tints of green-yellow, a strong varietal aroma of flowers and citrus fruit on the nose and palate, with white rose and orange blossom prevailing. A fresh wine, full and balanced, with a long aftertaste. Pair with poultry, fish, meat and fruit dishes. Versatile, it blends well with almost any taste.

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Boutari:
Boutari's Santorini winery opened in 1989 and has been named one of the most beautiful wineries in the world for the past several years. It's architecture is similar to that of the islands highly recognizable dome structure. Boutari has played a significant role in the resurgence and cultivation of the island's viticulture. The winery is located between Faros and Akrotiri, but the vineyards a... Read more
Boutari's Santorini winery opened in 1989 and has been named one of the most beautiful wineries in the world for the past several years. It's architecture is similar to that of the islands highly recognizable dome structure. Boutari has played a significant role in the resurgence and cultivation of the island's viticulture. The winery is located between Faros and Akrotiri, but the vineyards are located in various spots throughout the island. Santorini has a relatively small landscape and the majority of the island is dedicated to tourism - a constant fight for the wineries on the island. Boutari's estate is open for tours and tastings and has a small kitchen for light fare. A small movie theater is also located on the premises that showcases an educational video explaining the history of Santorini's wine culture. Throughout the year, the theater is also open for regular movie viewing - a major draw for many of the island's residents. The vineyard, planted in 1992, cover approximately 6 hectares of land. Because of the islands unique climate Boutari follows Santorini's traditional basket-trained method of grape growing, which protects the grapes from harsh winds and extreme heat. The vines are generally left to grow with little interference from the winemaker for the duration of the season. Low rainfall is offset by the porous character of the soil, pumice stone, as it absorbs the rain that falls in the winter. Additionally, the morning fog and humidity of the island provide additional moisture to the vines. The baskets, known as "koulara" are woven as they grow and are often as old as 75 years old when a new vine will be grown on to the original roots.The age of the original roots is unknown, but is said to date back thousands of years. The island is one of the few viticultural areas of the world that has not been affected by phyloxera - the volcanic soil accounts for the vines immunity as phyloxera can not live without clay. For this reason, the plants are pruned low, in the shape of a basket. The grapes are grown in the center, and are thus protected from the strong winds. They absorb and maintain humidity from the dense night fog. The soil is sandy, of volcanic nature, and covered with scoria, lava and pumice stone. These particular to the area conditions result in a relatively limited production, early ripening and good hygiene conditions for the grapes. Boutari's Santorini wines align with those of the rest of the island consisting of native, local white varieties, such as Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani. Boutari prime labels are Santorini and Nykteri as well as the dessert wine made from dried grapes, Vinsanto. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Boutari Moschofilero

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,089
2.00 5
07/02/2013

Super floral and fruity with notes of lemon and lime, this is quite muscatty. A bit soft, though nicely broad and easy in the mouth with simple candy citrus flavors that are framed with a faint herbal tint and supported by late arriving acidity. This finishes very quickly. 82pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,089
4.10 5
07/02/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Boutari Moschofilero

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A touch pink, this moschofilero stands out for the juxtaposition of its delicate florality and stony, salty minerality. The combination is mouthwatering, firm without being weighty, bringing to mind an image of Mantiniaandrsquo;s cool, stony moonscape with flowering peach trees. It will make an elegant companion to light white fish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/16/2012

A racy white, with crisp and pure-tasting flavors of green apple, grapefruit and pear, joined by notes of jellied quince. The firm, focused finish offer honey cream accents. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Color: Brilliant, crystal-clear, white yellow color with green tintsAroma: A fresh wine with intense floral and fruity bouquet dominated by aromas of white rose, melon and citrus.Tatse: A well-balanced fresh wine, with intense flavor and long aromatic aftertaste (orange blossom, grapefruit). - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/14/2014

Color: Brilliant, crystal-clear, white yellow color with green tintsAroma: A fresh wine with intense floral and fruity bouquet dominated by aromas of white rose, melon and citrus.Tatse: A well-balanced fresh wine, with intense flavor and long aromatic aftertaste (orange blossom, grapefruit). - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/16/2012

A touch pink, this moschofilero stands out for the juxtaposition of its delicate florality and stony, salty minerality. The combination is mouthwatering, firm without being weighty, bringing to mind an image of Mantiniarsquo;s cool, stony moonscape with flowering peach trees. It will make an elegant companion to light white fish.


External Review
11/15/2013

The 2011 MOSCHOFILERO is pure and persistent, with a hint of grass and a surprisingly nice, mouth coating aspect early in its life. There is some steel underneath, too. Coming in at just 11% alcohol, this still seems surprisingly deep and solid. It is, not so surprisingly, refreshing and invigorating. Most of all, it is delicious. As it warms up, the fruit emerges and becomes quite juicy. This is a wine that is easy to like; the more it sits there, the more you want. Call it “more-ish” as in “I want more.” If it doesn’t turn into anything complex or the like or hold overly long at peak — well, that’s not its job. Take it on its own terms. Drink now–2014.



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Yellow-white colour with tints of green-yellow, a strong varietal aroma of flowers and citrus fruit on the nose and palate, with white rose and orange blossom prevailing. A fresh wine, full and balanced, with a long aftertaste. Pair with poultry, fish, meat and fruit dishes. Versatile, it blends well with almost any taste.

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