What Greek summer tastes like in a wine glass

Summer wine in Greece means a delicately chilled glass of crisp, aromatic white paired with a view of the Aegean
Summer wine in Greece means a delicately chilled glass of crisp, aromatic white paired with a view of the Aegean
As long as it takes to eat a slice of watermelon

The soul of summer in Greece is hidden in the white wine varietals that thrive in its soil. The fruity and herbal fragrances of Malagouzia; the fresh, crisp acidity of Assyrtiko and locally grown Chardonnay highlight all the characteristics of the land that nurtures it. After all, like the sun and sea, summer and white wine complement each other perfectly in Greece

Malagouzia: One of the most popular varietals in Greece today, but once an endangered grape. Born on the west side of Central Greece, but now bred all over the country, Malagouzia invites those who produce it to experiment. It creates particularly aromatic wines with a lemon-green tint, notes of summer fruits like peaches, and plant-like elements like green peppers and flowers.

Assyrtiko: One of the most important Greek varietals, with origins in the volcanic soil of Santorini and standing out for its unique ability to withstand hot, dry climates. Acidity, a mineral character and full body are just some of its basic characteristics. Many of the wines produced with this grape have achieved global reach and international acclaim.

Chardonnay: Chardonnay is proof that imported varietals can coexist creatively with the native soil. Cultivated in recent decades in Greece, it can be found throughout mainland Greece and Crete. It is moulded like the personality of a child, its character developing according to the producer and the nutrients provided by the soil. 

Aegean has launched a “Discovering Greek wine” business class service on international flights and in its Business Class Lounges in Athens, Thessaloniki and Larnaca.

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