Ovilos 2012, Ktima Biblia Chora IGP Pangeon, Greece

Ovilos 2012, Ktima Biblia Chora IGP Pangeon, Greece



OvilosTomás Clancy, my colleague in the Sunday Business Post presented this wine in the discussion on Emerging Wine Regions at Ballymaloe Litfest 2015 (see my recent post on this event). I agree with his selection of both wine and area; Greece is a fascinating wine producing country, and this is a great wine – I featured it in my book Wilson On Wine 2016. Made from a blend of Semillon and Assyrtiko, a fascinating indigenous variety, this is made by two of Greece’s leading winemakers. I suspect they have toned down the oak in recent vintages. Certainly earlier years seemed to have more richness and toast, which, for once, I enjoyed. Either way, the wine is very good and worth the price.

This is a beautifully creamy textured wine with fresh crisp lime and peach fruits, and a very subtle toastiness. Drink with scallops or lobster.

Available from Wines on the Green, Dawson Street; Baggot St. Wines; Redmond’s, Ranelagh; Donnybrook Fair; Cases, Galway; Gibney’s, Malahide; Holland’s, Bray; Jus de Vine, Portmarnock.

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