Exploring the Wines of Greece- Gavalas Winery Santorini 2011

This week I am exploring a few wines from Greece.  The first wine featured is Gavalas Winery Santorini 2011.  I was super excited to try this dry white wine from a region I have had so little experience with!

About the Wine- From the Winery

Gavalas Winery 2011 Santorini is a blend of 90% Assyrtiko and 10% Aidani from the Santorini region of Greece.  It has 13% alcohol and retails for around $16.  For more information visit www.gavalaswines.gr.

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

Gavalas Winery Santorini 2011 pours a brilliant golden-yellow color in the glass.  Aromas of citrus and pear dominate the nose.  The palate is balanced and slightly creamy with tastes of lemon and pineapple.  A healthy dose of acidity elevates the finish.  A really nice wine from an intriguing wine region!

My Wine Rating- B+

Food Pairing Suggestions- Pair with shrimp, sea bass, or a salad with grilled vegetables and lemon caper dressing.

*Media Sample