What term captures the essence of what Greek wines are all about? Is there a single adjective that can help to define what sets the wines from Greece apart? I think so:
Greek wines are discreet wines.
They offer the following characteristics:
- Crisp and refreshing acidity
- Noticeable but soft tannins
- Light bodied texture
- Relative low alcohol
- Mellow palate
This combination makes them the ultimate food wines. They are never too overpowering, yet packed with pure elegance. They are naturally restrained wines, balanced and harmonious. They truly complement food, rather than stealing the spotlight. They are simply made to be enjoyed, yet are far from being simple!