September 15, 2015

Dougos Winery Meth’Imon Acacia 2014 White

dougos-methimon-acacia-wmThis crisp white is a hybrid of ancient and modern, of Greek and French, of Assyrtiko (85%) and Sauvignon Blanc (15%). When Thanos Dougos changed the oak regime for the wine to be fermented and matured in large format acacia barrels for six months, it became the first wine in Greece produced in 100% acacia barrels. This use of large format barrels is to increase lees contact rather than adding overt oak characters.

The tropical fruit has plenty of heady floral blossom and honeysuckle that mingles with a streak of riverstone and cream and spice on the nose. This intense fruit is rounded, yet detailed and layered on the palate giving the impression of sweetness yet this wine has just over 2 grams per litre residual sugar.

The fuller body has a fresh acid backbone to keep it shapely. While this dry white would do very well with a plate of rich seafood or lemon chicken, it is also a wine that will quickly disappear when it is put on the table. 

Quickie review « A heady combination of floral blossom and honeysuckle and tropical fruit in a rounded, still fresh package »

Country of Origin: Greece   Date:  June 30, 2015   Price: tbc Drink: now   Needs food: no   Source: tasting



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