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

External Reviews for Boutari Moschofilero

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: 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: 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: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

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



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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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