Greek wines are attracting attention, both locally and internationally. From grapes that are succulent, light, and juicy, to acidic grapes grown in Santorini's volcanic soil, here are some of the best wines from Greece to try at the moment!
Atlantis Santorini, Greece 2017
Atlantis is sourced from the volcanic soils of the island of Santorini; Thymiopoulos Atma Assyrtiko, Imathia 2017 comes from the north west, in Greek Macedonia. Both have that electric flash of acidity and tang that works so well with fish grilled or baked with lemon and herbs.
Thymiopoulos Terra Olympus Rapsani, Greece 2015
A modern star of Greek winemaking, Apostolos Thymiopoulos, is behind many of the best bottles. As well as the assyrtiko, look out for the fuller, more mouthfilling white grape malagouzia in both the delightfully exotically fruited, floral and herb-laced Thymiopoulos Malagouzia, Imathia 2017 and Atma White Malagouzia and Xinomavro.
For a more conventional take on Greece’s signature red variety from Thymiopoulos, try the Thymiopoulos Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro, Naoussa 2016, which is made in a succulent, light, juicy, vividly red-fruited style for thirst-quenching sipping with charcuterie. Or try the Terra Olympus, which is richer, darker, more structured but with the same thrilling acidity: one for herb-roasted lamb.