Moschofilero is a pink-skinned grape variety grown mainly on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula. Here, it is the main constituent in fresh, light Mantinia wines, whose aromatic character and floral, grapey flavors often bear comparisons to wines made from Traminer and Muscat. It has been said that there is no single Moschofilero, only many mutations of the ancient Fileri grape family from Peloponnese. The -filero suffix lends itself to many varieties grown in the area that have a similar DNA makeup to Moschofilero. These range in color from green to black, with considerable differences in sugar content and acidity levels. Moschofilero is by far the most common of these, but even within the variety itself there is a lot of variation.
Country: Greece, Nemea Appellation on the Peloponnese
Vinification: Modern vinification using the controlled fermentation method at low temperatures. Wine with a typical freshness and aromatic features, medium acidity and aftertaste thanks to the full ripening. Store in a cool placet.
Tasting Note: It has an inviting array of aromas, from freshly cut lemons, lemon barley water and lychees to yellow blossom, stone and a tease of something herbal, which leads to a dry and bracing palate, which has surprising depth and great balance.