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Monday, March 26, 2012

Elios Mediterranean White 2010 - A Sun Soaked Summer Sipper

Elios Mediterranean White 2010 - A Sun Soaked Summer Sipper

50% Moschofilero, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Roditis and 10% Savatiano from Peloponnese, Greece.

SRP of $13 and available widely for around $10. Sample received courtesy Terlato Wines International for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"Let Elios White transport you to the sunny Mediterranean -- a light, crisp and refreshing blend with complex citrus and floral aromas. Ideal with Greek and Italian fare, but also pairs with the fresh flavors of Pan-Asian and Nuevo Latino cuisines.

50% Moschofilero -- for a fresh melon bouquet
30% Chardonnay -- for rich apple notes
10% Roditis -- for crisp citrus flavors
10% Savatiano -- for hints of wildflowers

12.0% Alcohol"
Elios Mediterranean Red and White Wines
Today's wine come from the Elios Winery in Greece. The name Elios is inspired by the Greek word for the sun, helios, and their wines are intended to reflect the sun soaked character of the Mediterranean. To do this they blend traditional grapes like Chardonnay with Mediterranean grapes like Moschofilero, which can have characteristics similar to Muscat; Roditis, a pink skin grape; and Savatiano, one of the most widely planted grapes in Greece. The result? Let's find out...

The 2010 Elios Mediterranean White begins with very appealing aromas of peach, citrus (mostly lemon), honey and floral notes. The wine tastes light, crisp and delicious with pear, peach and citrus flavors. This one also has really good acidity. Tart lemon and green apple takeover on the satisfying and refreshing finish. Delicious!

Tomorrow we will review the Elios Mediterranean Red. You may also want to check out our mini-series on the Wines of Santorini for some more tasty Greek wine.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 8.0

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