by Markus Stolz

Papayianni Claudia, Arnaia

byMarkus Stolz
February 23, 2009, 0 Comments

The vines for the reds are very young (3 to 5 years). The quality here should improve steadily over the next years. The whites are all very good.
2008 Ex Arnon white – VdP Macedonia, 50% Assyrtico, 50% Chardonnay 16
Pale straw colour. The nose bursts with exotic fruits. The palate is rich and dominated by ripe peaches and bananas. The wine has a very good texture. AVIN9104641631928
2008 Alexandra white – VdP Halkidiki, 100% Malagousia 16.5
Pale silver colour. Deep on the nose with minerals and exotic fruits. The palate is rich and deep, with layers and layers of exotic fruits. The finish lasts quite long, this is a fine wine. AVIN1928790359919
2008 CP white – VdP Halkidiki, 50% Viognier, 50% Organic agricultured Assyrtico 16.5
Light silver/straw colour. Very rich nose of mango and peaches, also some minerals. Rich on the palate, very fresh and crisp at the same time. Fine. AVIN1190893462111
2008 Claudia Papayianni white – Oak aged, VdP Halkidiki, 40% Chardonnay, 30% Assyrtico, 30% Malagousia 17
Straw/silver colour. Rich and elegant aromas of exotic fruits. Medium bodied in weight, the fruits explode in the mouth. A very fine wine that will age for some years. AVIN9179145223825
2008 Claudia Papayianni rosé- VdP Halkidiki, 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah organic 16
Medium deep bright pink colour. The nose is dominated by the Grenache and shows flowers and strawberries. On the palate one finds a lot of fresh red summer fruits, this is delicious. AVIN9553596707200
2008 Nikolas red – Oak aged, VdP Halkidiki, 100% Merlot 14.5
Medium dark bright cherry colour. Nose of cherries and plums. Medium bodied, nice cherry fruit, soft tannis, with a descent length. AVIN2143140301106
2007 CP red – Oak aged, VdP Halkidiki, 80% Xinomavro, 20% Syrah 13.5
Medium deep bright cherry red colour. Bit closed on the nose with some tomatoes and dried plums. Medium bodied with soft tannins, again some dried plums making their way through, but at this stage the wine seems closed.
2007 Claudia Papayianni red – Oak Aged, VdP Halkidiki, 40% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 20% Xinomavro 16.5
Medium dark black cherry colour. Good nose of red fruits and exotic spices. Also some oak elements. Medium weight, with a good structure. Very good. AVIN8421505537983
2006 Claudia Papayianni red – Oak Aged, VdP Halkidiki, 40% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 20% Xinomavro 17
Medium dark red cherry colour. Fine nose of spices and red fruits. Full bodied on the palate, quite modern style. The wine has a great texture. AVIN5779039348593
2007 Lino red – Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon 15
Medium dark red cherry colour. Nose dominated by red berries. Medium bodied, it is dominated by fresh red berries and some vanilla. A pleasing red.

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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.