Mineral & refreshing. Wet stone & grapefruit.
This Grenache Rouge 2019 from Lykos Winery has a lovely pale salmon colour.
On the nose it’s very mineral and fresh with wet stone, and pink grapefruit, rubber and mint. There is a floral note, chamomile maybe.
The mouthfeel is round with a quite vivid freshness. On the palate it’s sapid and the grapefruit note is back, together with a tertiary rubber character.
The finish is rather long.
Greece has produced wine for thousands of years. The first evidence of wine production date back to the Neolitic era. Having said that, it’s the Mycenaeans who were responsible for spreading viticulture and wine consumption in mainland Greece and the Aegean islands. It was the Mycenaeans again who started trading wine with neighbouring countries. By doing so, they extended wine culture throughout the Mediterranean and increasing its economical importance at the same time.
One can find vineyards in every corner of Greece, from the northern Thrace, to Attica and the Peloponnese, to Crete and the islands. Every region has indigenous grapes, specific soil and traditions around wine.
In recent years Greek wine has seen a revival. That happened especially after the latest generation of winemakers came back from studying abroad with new ideas and a fresh approach to their land. Add this to Greece terroir and variety of indigenous grapes and you get a country that wine-wise is very much worth exploring!Link to here...