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Boutari : Oropedio 2016

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    A Smooth and Rich Greek White Wine of the Moschofilero Variety

    The Boutari estate expands over a collection of seven wineries, 6 of them located in Greece and 1 in France. The Boutari Winery in the appellation of Mantinia, just outside Tripoli, is one of the oldest in the region. Here, the flagship varietal is Moschofilero, an indigenous white wine grape of Greece used to make the wines of VQPRD Mantinia. The Boutari Mantinia vineyard is located at an altitude of 650 meters, which covers an area of 70 hectares. Besides Moschofilero, other varieties - including Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Greek and international varieties - are planted for experimentation. The wines for the Oropedio 2016 by Boutari is made from grapes grown on the Arkadia Plateau in gravel-based soils. The fruit is harvested and sorted manually, cold-soaked for maceration before fermentation and then fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures. The wine is racked and transfered to oak barrels, where it ages for a short period on its lees, with the lees occasionally stirred.

    In the glass, the Oropedio 2016 by Boutari presents a deep, pale yellow color with greenish reflections. The bouquet reveals intense aromas of wild white roses and citrus fruit, followed by grapefruit, chamomile and honey. On the palate, this wine is very full-bodied, with a smoothness and richesse resulting from the time spent on lees. A crisp acidity cleans the palate, leading to a very persistent and aromatic finish. This 100% Greek Moschofilero is a great pairing to roasted or barbecued salmon, and most might summer dishes.

    Parker : 88 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2016 Oropedio is Boutari's relatively new Moschofilero label, aged for one month in used French oak. This is more interesting than the regular version, but it may not be quite as interesting as last year's, granting that I do not have them side by side. Showing a bit more volume than the regular Moschofilero, this high-altitude white then adds a nice burst of acidity that gives it a little tartness and makes it refreshing. The concentration is just average, but it has a longer and spicy finish. It is a bit more complex than the regular. Given that they are more or less the same price, this seems to be the better choice.
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    Dry white wines


    Contains sulfites