2019 Semeli Mantinia (750ml)

Moschofilero from Peloponnese, Greece


The 2019 Mantinia is a Moschofilero, unoaked and dry (2.8 grams of residual sugar and 6.2 grams of total acidity). Sourced from vines at 650 meters, it comes in at 12.4% alcohol. Want to know why you should trade up from the charming Feast white? Well, this is a very different style and level, in the grand scheme of things, and it is an even bigger bargain. This projects more concentration in the mid-palate—it is not much riper, but in mouthfeel, it seems richer. It has good acidity, but the mid-palate soaks it up better, so its overall balance is different. It is still lip-smacking good on the somewhat tense finish, ending with a hint of pear. It is appealingly pure and transparent. Also aromatic, it is a pleasure to smell too. This looks like a fine vintage for this brand. It may well hold nicely for several years, perhaps more than indicated, but typically exuberant Moschofilero will mostly be drunk in its first few years. It was better the next day, though. There were 140,000 bottles produced.

90 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Sep 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 12.4%
2 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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