About: Savatiano (sav-vah-tee-ahno) is Greece's most widely planted white grape (reminiscent of Chardonnay if you add subtle resinous notes). Domaine Papagiannakos is a third-generation winery that's been crafting Savatiano, among other varieties, since 1919 in Markopoulou, which is in the hot, dry Attica region of Central Greece less than twenty miles from Athens. Attica averages 320 days of sunshine a year moderated with coastal breezes from the Aegean Sea.
The Domaine's Savatiano grapes come from a 50 year old vineyard with a northern exposure that protects them from the intense heat. The old vines have low yields that produce rich concentrated fruit. The grapes are fermented and aged in stainless steel.
Tasting: This wine has a medium body, medium acidity, and low tannins. On the nose - saline, white peach, honeysuckle, and melon. On the palate, zesty lemon-lime, green apple, and honeydew melon. There is an opulent richness to the fruit and mouth feel mid-palate that gives way to a long clean finish. The body, weight, and profile of this wine allows it to pair with seafood, white meats and poultry, pasta, and cheese, as well as spicy marinated meats. Highly recommend!