Troupis, Route Gris Moschofilero, Arkadia, Peloponnese, Greece 2021
(at London, 20 Sep 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2024
In response to requests from its 'Angel' members to stock more off-the-beaten-track wines, Naked has sourced its first orange wine, and it comes in the form of this intensely flavoured Moschofilero from Greece. Moschofilero is the flagship grape of this particular winery. It is in fact a 'gris', or grey, grape, meaning the skins are tinged slightly pink in colour. So when it's macerated on its skins for an extended period of time, like it has been for this wine, the result is a pretty peachy-pink hue. A little cloudy in the glass, as it's unfiltered. An explosion of heady rose petal and parma violet fragrance, for which this grape variety is known. The palate is pleasantly full and round, with flavours of mandarin, mango, turkish delight and grapefruit. It's a very individual wine, which won't be to everyone's taste, but offers good complexity of flavour, intensity and uniqueness. It's only been macerated for a short time on its skins, so it's a very light-footed introduction to the skin contact wine category. Member price: £13.99.
Route Gris Moschofilero