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Boutari Moschofilero Mantinia 2009

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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.

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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 Mantinia

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Sweet orange flavors are revved by tangy acidity and lavender highlights, making this an early evening pour.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/30/2012

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 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Floral and alluring with a bright lemon spin, the aromas of this Moschofilero are both feminine and crisp. On the palate, the wine has lushness, with orange blossom, melon, citrus flavors delivered in creamy wave. Overall, a pretty wine with an elegant flair.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

An exuberant nose of fresh lemon, citrus and a touch of pear gives this friendly white a spirited start. On the palate, the wine offers great acidity, a clean citrus character and a dry, refreshing finish. An excellent warm weather and seafood wine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A round, rich moschofilero, this brims with sweet orange flavors, rose and orange blossom scents adding delicacy. Chill it for grilled shrimp.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Crisp and juicy, with fresh, vibrant flavors of apple, green pear and citrus. Hints of anise and savory herb mark the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Therersquo;s plenty of ruby grapefruit and mineral flavors in this fresh, crisp white, which offers touches of tropical fruit on the juicy finish. Drink now.


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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.

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