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Easter Wines

 

Easter is getting close and we will certainly enjoy delicious festive meals. We will suggest to you some food and wine pairing for these days.

HOLY SATURDAY

The main dish is Magiritsa (Greek Easter soup), a fatty soup with herbs, egg-lemon and lamb pluck. The ideal pairing for this dish is a wine with acidity, oiliness, rich flavors and aromas, such as the varieties Assyrtiko or Chardonnay, which have been left to mature in a barrel to acquire aromatic intensity and oiliness.

We suggest:

Pyritis, Artemis Karamolegos Winery

Santorini Vieilles Vignes, Canava Chrissou – Tselepos

Argyros Santorini, Estate Argyros

Moschopolis 6, Moschopolis Winery

Chardonnay Gerovassiliou, Ktima Gerovassiliou

Armyra Skouras, Domaine Skouras

If we want to taste something different, here is the chance to try an orange wine.

We suggest:

Yli 35 Orange, Papargyriou Winery

If we do not prefer Magiritsa and might cook a marinated and slow-cooked beef in the oven with tomato slices, what could be more ideal than a Xinomavro wine.

We suggest :

Earth and Sky, Thymiopoulos Vineyards

In case we are looking for the perfect pairing for the red Easter eggs, the right choice is  Cuvee Brut Speciale, Cuvee Karanika.

EASTER SUNDAY

We set the Easter table with the appetizers, such as salads, fresh cheeses, pies or savory tarts and spit-roasted mezzes that we will pair with wines that have crisp acidity and fat.

We suggest:

Alfega Hatzimichalis, Domaine Hatzimichalis

Rose De Xinomavro, Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Arvanitidis Rose, Arvanitidis Estate

It is time to serve the meat. If we cook the lamb or goat in the oven with lemon, garlic and rosemary, we could pair it with a wine, such as Tear Of The Pine, Kechris

If we choose something different, like beef or pork, we can pair it with a red wine.

We suggest:

Ramnista, Kir-Yiannis

Diaporos, Kir Giannis Estate

Naoussa, Estate Chrisohoou

Biblia Chora Red, Ktima Biblia Chora

Driopi Reserve, Ktima Driopi – Tselepos

Megas Oenos, Domaine Skouras

Grande Cuvee Nemea, Domaine Skouras

Kapnias, Domaine Hatzimichalis 

Syrah Gerovasilliou, Ktima Gerovassiliou

The meat from the spit needs spicy, juicy wines with rich fruit, acidity and of course, firm tannins.

We suggest:

Monopati, Aivalis Winery

Limnio Red, Vourvoukeli Estate

Terra Petra, Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Xinomavro, Ktima Karyda 

Naoussaia, Estate Foundi

Nemea, Aivalis Winery

Deux Dieux, Aivalis Winery

Dialogos red, Ktima Dyo Ipsi 

For our vegetarian guests, in case we choose to cook mushroom dishes, a good idea is to serve a wine.

We suggest: 

Viognier Gerovassiliou, Ktima Gerovassiliou

Moschopolis 18, Moschopolis Winery

Areti Red, Ktima Biblia Chora

Mavro Kalavrytino Natur, Tetramythos Winery

Red Dry, Haritatos Vineyard

If the menu includes pasta or risotto with peas, asparagus, lemon and aromatics, we could pair wines with acidity.

We suggest:

Idisma Drios Assyrtiko, Wine Art Estate 

We will finish our Easter meal with a rich Galaktoboureko (Greek custard pie) or a delicious Greek kataifi which we would pair perfectly with Anthemis, UWC Samos or Vinsanto Argyros, Estate Argyros.

 

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

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