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Boutari Moschofilero 2012

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Boutari Moschofilero is a premium white wine made from 100% Moschofilero grapes grown in high elevation vineyards in the region of Mantinia in the Peloponnese. A fresh and well-balanced fresh wine, with intense flavor and long aromatic finish (orange blossom, grapefruit).

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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
89065217,192
2.00 5
Vintage: 2011 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
89065217,192
4.10 5
Vintage: 2011 07/02/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: jdepetrillo
97972462
1.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/19/2009

Light color. May have been a bad bottle. Bit off balanced with flabby midpalate. Really did not like it. Tasted like cheap wine at a chinese restaurant.


Snooth User: foodwinechickie
77594061
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/21/2011

First tasted this wine at an event hosted by Wines of Greece in Manhattan where I got to sample over 40 fine Greek wines. Lucky for me, the 2007 Boutari Moschofilero is pretty widely available in my neck of the woods in New Jersey, so I get to enjoy it often. Think of this wine as a Pinot Grigio / Sauvignon Blanc but with tons of body and flavor. It's light enough to be enjoyed all Summer long, but offers enough body and richness to pair with spicy foods during the cooler months. I find lots of juicy lemons with ripe honeyed melons and floral undertones with some nice acidity. At a recent dinner party, I paired it with grilled octopus and Greek yogurt-marinated chicken kabobs and it was super. At around $15 a bottle, this Greek wine from the Peloponnesos region is a great buy and value.


Snooth User: catalystah
18211424
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/17/2009

This is by far the best white I have ever tasted. It is a balance between sweet and dry. Like in between Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio/Gris. Forget pairing-this is a treat unto itself. Smooth, crisp, fruity- but not cheap.

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  • Snooth User: cbarbata
    142165147
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 02/25/2009

    Four glasses


    Snooth User: huddy1981
    22352623
    4.50 5
    Vintage: 2004 07/27/2009

    Its like having a piece of lemon meringue pie in your mouth, citrus with hints of vanilla and cream. A porch pounder for sure.


    Snooth User: mtorrens
    8669911
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2004 09/06/2008

    This wine is exceptional value for money, and very versatile partnering most food, though perhaps a little fruity for thalassina.


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    External Reviews for Boutari Moschofilero

    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    01/26/2015

    This fresh but fruity white starts with aromas of white rose, grapefruit and citrus, followed by light and elegant flavors of lemon, grapefruit and sea salt. Playful but memorable.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    02/19/2015

    Color: Brilliant, crystal-clear, white yellow color with green tints Aroma: 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: Premier Wine & Spirits
    08/07/2014

    The 2012 Moschofilero was tank aged. Rather full, ripe and fruity on opening — although that calms down a bit, allowing the wine a bit more distinction — this is a tasty and easy going Moschofilero that is a lot of fun. Relatively speaking, Boutari’s Moschos rarely have the steely minerality and transparency that many project, but they do have an easily accessible feel to them that will make them party and porch favorites. They are hard to resist on a hot summer day. This is quite charming. Drink it young and fresh. Drink now–2015.


    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


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    06/21/2014

    On the ripe side, exhibiting juicy spiced apple, gooseberry and red peach flavors filled with concentrated notes of allspice and nutmeg. White pepper and onion powder accents appear on the finish. Drink now through 2017.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    06/21/2014

    Like many 2012s, this is very ripe, redolent of honeysuckle, roses, orange and white pepper, but it stands apart for its balance, a combination of fullness of texture and bright, clear freshness that lends the wine balance and precision.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2011 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.


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    Boutari Moschofilero is a premium white wine made from 100% Moschofilero grapes grown in high elevation vineyards in the region of Mantinia in the Peloponnese. A fresh and well-balanced fresh wine, with intense flavor and long aromatic finish (orange blossom, grapefruit).

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