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Boutari Moschofilero White 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes Brilliant, crystal-clear, white yellow color. A fresh white wine with intense floral and fruity aromas dominated by white rose, melon and citrus. A well-balanced fresh wine with intense flavor and a long aromatic finish of orange blossom and 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

Member Reviews for Boutari Moschofilero White

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Snooth User: jdepetrillo
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1.00 5
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
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3.50 5
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
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0.00 5
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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  • External Reviews for Boutari Moschofilero White

    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Very bright and juicy, with pink grapefruit and glazed citrus flavors. Finishes with light spicy notes and hints of peach. Drink now.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Aromas of pear and peach dominate this medium-bodied white. Finishes on a slightly off-dry note. Drink now.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Moschofilero is a grape that the Boutari company has high hopes for, as sales of the wine have skyrocketed in the U.S. Pleasant floral aromas lead int a wine with peach, strawberry and herb flavors. The mouthfeel is plump, the finish virtually dry. A pleasant cocktail-hour white when you're looking for something a little different.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    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
    05/19/2011

    There'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.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    A dancing nose of lemon and white flowers leads this fun, refreshing white from Greece. On the palate, clean and crisp citrus flavors and good acidity make it an ideal cohort for grilled seafood and salads. Versatile and a great go-to white.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    The 2007 Moschofilero is from vines 15-35 years old. It is light and bright, with only 11% alcohol, delightfully fruity and quite appealing, with a nice, flavorful finish. This is hardly a complex wine, but I found it rather hard to resist. It was one of my favorites from this variety in this report, and I've seen street prices on it as low as $10.00, which makes it a pretty nice deal. Drink it fresh and young for best results. It may seem simpler with every passing year even if it holds longer. Drink now-2010.


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    Wine Tasting Notes Brilliant, crystal-clear, white yellow color. A fresh white wine with intense floral and fruity aromas dominated by white rose, melon and citrus. A well-balanced fresh wine with intense flavor and a long aromatic finish of orange blossom and grapefruit.

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