Varietal: Moschofilero, Dry White
Domaine Skouras is a Greek wine estate based in Nemea on the Peloponnese peninsula. It makes a range of wines based on the Agiorgitiko grape variety and a handful of more international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon. It was founded in 1986 in Pyrgela near Argos by local man George Skouros; a new winery was opened in 2004 at Malendri.
The domaine comprises of vineyards in Nemea and in the non-PDO region of Argolida, although Skouras brings in grapes from carefully selected local growers as well. The winery itself is in Nemea, and provides a modern, state-of-the-art backdrop to Skouras' wine tourism.
The flagship wine is Megas Oenos, which combines Agiorgitiko from Nemea with a smaller amount of Cabernet Sauvignon from Corinthia and is aged in new French barriques for 18 months. Skouras also make a cuvée called Labyrinth blended from consecutive vintages of Megas Oenos as well as a range of other red wines that combine the Bordeaux varieties and Syrah with Agiorgitiko. There are a few white wines in the portfolio, made from Chardonnay and Viognier as well as some native varieties.
Tasting Notes: Soft color with a light shade of grey. Νose with high lift and complexity with aromas of roses, jasmine, lime, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Of medium body with explosive acidity –full of taste and refreshing– with aromas of citrus flowers and tropical fruits.
Complex and medium-length aftertaste.Controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. Short aging over fine lees. Roses, jasmine, lime, explosive nose.