Happy Wine Wednesday! Today’s wine comes from the gorgeous Greek island of Evia. Floral notes and the thought of sea breezes will make you want to set sail!
Located near Euboea on the island of Evia, Avantis Estate‘s vineyard has classic Mediterranean climate: cold winters, hot summers and sunny, dry autumns. The surrounding mountains of Dirphys, Parnassus and Kitheronas bring much-needed cool air and moisture to the region.
Viognier gives this a lovely fragrant scent. Soft but vibrant citrus flavors of lemon and lemon peel mingle with those white flowers. Crisp minerals with a pinch of sweetness make this a delightful and refreshing blend for summer.
This is a blend of 50% Viognier, 45% Assyrtiko and 5% Muscat. Assyrtiko originally comes from the Greek island of Santorini and is a well-known and versatile white blending grape. It is bone dry with crisp minerality that makes it a lock to match and enhance the lightly perfumed and floral Viognier. It’s that tiny amount of Muscat that adds that pinch of sugar. Enjoy!
Photo courtesy of Avantis Estate’s Facebook page.