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Panos Lantides first established his winery, Lantides, in 1993. Though born in Greece, Panos studied and trained in Bordeaux, France, and a few years later, decided he wanted to focus on creating quality Greek wines back home. We've had a bit of an obsession with indigenous Greek varietals and wrote all about them in "Discover Greek Wines" which you can explore on the WineCollective blog. The Lantides vineyards are planted with indigenous Agiogritiko, Assyrtiko and Malagouzia apart from other noble varieties. The 5 Senses is comprised of Muscat and Moschofilero, pronounced Mos-ko-fee-le-ro. Moschofilero is mainly found on the Peloponnese peninsula and offers aromatic character of florals and grapes. It is often compared to other aromatic varietals like Muscat. Still youthful, serve within the next year or two. Ideally served chilled to 8-10 degrees Celsius.
Clean and clear. A very pale yellow, the hue of lemon juice.
We find pronounced aromas, typical of Muscat. Orange and citrus zest with floral blossoms and grapefruit. There is plenty of savoury spice qualities, like chives, that are expressive on the nose with a hint of minerality.
A soft palate with similar citrus and blossom notes, comparable to the nose. The acidity is medium-low, which can be quite appealing as an 'easy-to-drink wine'. The body is delicate, but balanced. The finish picks up with a kick of citrus zest and florals.
Go Greek! Chicken or pork souvlaki with yogurt sauce served over wild rice. Add plenty of oregano and fresh herbs!
Trebbiano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Moscato
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