Aromatic and elegant. Yellow rose & wet stone.
The Viognier 2019 from Lykos Winery has a pale yellow colour.
On the nose the bouquet is rather interesting. It has a floral side with yellow rose and a tropical touch with lychee and mango There is some citrusness, maybe pink grapefruit. It’s also mineral and shows a hint of wet stone.
On the mouth this Viognier is round and shows floral notes, a vanilla round touch. On the finish there is a smokey note and some bitterness with fresh almond.
The finish is rather persistent and pleasant.
Note that the wines sampled here were provided to me for free, by the producer or a stockist of theirs.
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...