Boutari Moschofilero (mo-sko-FEEL-ero) is a premium white wine made from 100% Moschofilero grapes grown in high elevation vineyards in the AOC region of Mantinia in the Peloponnese.
For years Boutari Moschofilero has been an important selling white wine in Greece and, until recently, a virtual unknown in the United States. The Boutari winery's vinification of Moschofilero is a breakthrough for Greek wines...and it just might be the start of the next white wine revolution!
The 2007 MOSCHOFILERO is from vines 15-35 years old. It is light and bright, with only 11% alcohol, delightfully fruity and quite appealing, with a nice, flavorful finish. This is hardly a complex wine, but I found it rather hard to resist. It was one of my favorites from this variety in this report, and I’ve seen street prices on it as low as $10.00, which makes it a pretty nice deal. Drink it fresh and young for best results. It may seem simpler with every passing year even if it holds longer. Drink now-2010.
The Boutari family has been crafting wines from Greek varietals since 1879, when Yiannis Boutari first started producing red wines in the small northern village of Naoussa. Since that first vintage the family has become a pioneer of Greek wines. From exporting the first bottled red wine from Greece to reviving lost varietals, Boutari now crafts wines from six different regions using varietals that are grown nowhere else in the world. In... View More