Steve Daniel’s Top Greek Picks

At this week’s ‘A Taste of Greece 2016’ wine tasting in London we will be showing our entire Greek portfolio, all 32 wines.

On hand to help guide attendees through the wines will be Steve Daniel, Hallgarten’s head of buying and Greek wine expert. Steve was the first person to bring Greek wines to the UK when he was working at Oddbins in the 1980s, and he is still as passionate about the country and its wines today.

Ahead of the tasting we asked Steve to select some top Greek picks worth checking out, here’s a handful.

Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia PGI Epanomi, 2015
Made by the godfather of modern Greek wine Evangelos Gerovassiliou, who saved Malagousia from extinction. Having seen the huge potential for the grape he started to produce outstanding wines that have inspired others to plant it. His Malagousia remains the benchmark.

Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko PDO Santorini 2015
Modern Greek pioneers Gaia produce cutting-edge wines in Santorini from some of the oldest vines in the world. This unoaked Assyrtiko is like a volcanic Chablis.

Monemvasia Winery Kidonitsa White PGI Laconia, 2014
Monemvasia is an award-winning winery producing a range of native single varietal wines such as this Kidonitsa, and a red blend of Agiorgitiko and Mavroudi.

Ktima Biblia Chora Ovios Barrel Fermented Semillon-Assyrtiko PGI Kavala 2015
Two of the best white winemakers in Greece, Evangelos Gerovassiliou and Vasilis Tsaktsarlis are responsible for creating this wine – one of the most awarded Greek white wines.

A Taste of Greece
Date: 20th April
Time: 10.30AM – 7.30PM
Venue: Vintners’ Hall, 68 Upper Thames St, London EC4V 3BG

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