by Markus Stolz

Harlaftis, Attica and Nemea

byMarkus Stolz
February 24, 2009, 0 Comments

2008 Athanassiadi, white – Savatiano, Roditis 14
Pale lemon colour. This wine did not receive any oak treatment. Very floral nose, pleasing. Fresh on the palate with a nice flower flavour. AVIN4218083698328
2007 Domaine Harlaftis Chardonnay, white – VdP Northern Slopes of Penteli 14.5
Medium deep lemon colour. Clearly a typical ripe Chardonnay nose with exotic fruits and butter. Very pleasing on the palate. AVIN6656230392473
2008 Domaine Harlaftis Chardonnay, white – VdP Northern Slopes of Penteli 15
Pale lemon colour. Nose is much fresher than the 2007, also more depth on the palate. AVIN6551304171803
2006 Driino, white – VdP Northern Slopes of Penteli, 80% Chardonnay, 20% Assyrtico 15
Medium deep straw colour. The wine has been aged for one year in barrel. This shows on the nose, where the exotic fruits are combined with the oak and smoke flavours from the barrel. Very good palate with exotic fruits and a buttery finish. AVIN0426675319450
2006 Argilos Gi, red – Nemea AOC, 100% Agiorgitiko 16
Medium to deep purple colour. On the nose red berries and toast. Quite pronounced on the palate, with a thick layer of fresh red fruits. AVIN2101242724322
2006 Chateau Harlaftis, red – VdP Attica, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 15.5
Medium deep cherry colour. Nose is reserved, some cassis comes through. Full bodied with black berry fruits, cassis dominating again. Good finish. AVIN6423347555455
2003 Reserve, red – Nemea AOC, 100% Agiorgitiko 16.5
Deep purple colour. Only 5000 bottles produced, the wine spent 2 years in barrel followed by 1 year in bottle. Fine nose of red berries, oak and smoke. Very elegant on the palate with fresh strawberry characters. AVIN6713734897047
2003 Cava Athanassiadi, red – VdP Continental Greece, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah 16.5
Deep black cherry colour. Pronounced nose of black berries, spices and herbs. Fine on the palate, elegant and feminin in style, this is warm and generous. AVIN1854610459746

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About Markus Stolz

Over the last years, I have come to really appreciate Greek wines. There are many grape varieties that exist only in Greece and I have the good fortune of being able to try them all. I wish to share my enthusiasm with wine lovers around the world, who often limit themselves to maybe four red and four white grape varieties for most of their life.