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PEPLO HIGH ELEVATION ROS… 2019 PGI Peloponnese
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer DOMAINE SKOURAS
This new Greek Rosť for $30 scoring a mere 89-points in the Vintages Catalogue is hardly an easy sell. In fact, if it wasnít for the agent who urged me to try it - there would be no review. Inose any case, I am glad I did because here is a unique Greek Peloponnese Rosť that really is worth trying. Itís a blend of 1/3 Agiorgitiko, 1/3 Syrah and 1/3 Mavrofilero and has a very pale bright salmon pink colour. The nose is surprisingly intense and complex with lots of gently floral, rosehip notes and hints of toasty, ripe, plummy-red-cherry. It is dry, harmonious and medium-full bodied on the palate with bright, ripe, rosehip flavours and a lingering, fairly high acid, gently complex finish. It has 12.5% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and 6.5 g/L total acidity with lot number L200529 on the back label. The Syrah ages on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks, the Agiorghitiko in Acacia barrels and the Mavrofilero in egg shaped amphoras with skin contact for 4 months. If you are a fan of Whispering Angel, Intense, suggest that you give this a try! CSPC 19833
Type Rosť Table Wine
Agent Kol Gro
Country Greece
Region
Rating ***(92 points)
Tangy, Intense, Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The 2019 Peplo Rosť, in bottle about 10 weeks when tasted, is a roughly equal blend of Agiorgitiko, Syrah and Mavrofilero, with only the Agiorgitiko in acacia barrels for four months. The Mavrofilero was in egg-shaped amphorae with skin contact. Nicely dry, it comes in at 12.5% alcohol. Overall, this is not even a little bit like the producer's other, more exuberant pink this issue. The modest wood treatment cuts the flavor slightly and makes this a bit sterner, just a little. It does not subsume the flavor or vigor of this wine, though. Elegant, refined and very sophisticated, with muted cherry nuances, this has a silky texture and lifted fruit. Although it has adequate body, it feels very graceful, dancing lightly across the tongue. The Zoe is best used on its own. This is perhaps better for the table as a food pairing, although it is certainly balanced well enough to drink on its own too. This is very nice and a step up. Drink date: 2020-2023. Score - 89 (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, June 30, 2020) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 15, 2021
Cases bought 249 (6 bottles per case)

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