Troupis “Fteri” Moschofilero

Say it with us: “MOSS-koh-FEE-ler-oh.” Intensely pretty, but dry, citrusy and spicy, too. There’s heaps to appreciate in this Grecian glass. If you like Viognier, dry Muscat or Pinot Gris, this may become a new household favourite.

Routinely rated over the last ten years or so as a best-buy white wine option in places like New York City and London, Moschofilero is still just now finding its way to New Zealand shores, along with other Greek varietal choices. Thank goodness! Contemporary wines from Greece are proving to the world that the country makes bloody good (and wonderfully varied) drops, and we here in NZ don’t want to miss out on the action anymore. 

Moschofilero is an aromatic grape variety that traditionally comes from the Peloponnese region–that part of Greece that looks like a four-fingered hand pointing downward. (Check it out on a map sometime and see what we mean.) 
As fickle a variety as they come, this hard-to handle grape variety is a bit of a litmus test for skilled viticulture and winemaking, and since the 1970’s, the expressions of the grape have just kept getting better and better. 

Mantineia, where this bottle comes from, is one of the officially recognized classic growing regions for the grape. A high altitude plateau, it provides that cool-factor (literally), which lends a highly aromatic, spicy and also zippy acidic element. 
Get some food in front of you; from sushi to oysters to shellfish to chicken, feta dishes and beyond, there are so many pairing options here.

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About This Wine

Type
White
Varietal
Other
Soils
Clay Loam
Vegan
Yes
Closure
Screw Cap
Alcohol
12%
Pairing
Oysters, shellfish, cream sauces, dishes with chicken and feta