Semeli Aetheria Malagousia-Chardonnay 2019

Semeli Aetheria Malagousia-Chardonnay 2019

 

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Aetheria Malagousia-Chardonnay 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : Greece
  • Region :
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 75% Malagousia, 25% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 89 2017
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From select vineyards in the high-caliber upland Aegialia wine region at an altitude of 900m, a blend of locally grown Chardonnay and Malagousia, whose extraordinary flavor makes it one of the most aromatic Greek cultivars.

Bright straw color with greenish highlights. Intense on the nose, with aromas of green apple, ripe pear, bell pepper and fresh herbs. Full and balanced in the mouth thanks to its crisp acidity, with Chardonnay’s distinctive sense of oiliness. Rich on the palate with hints of green fruit and lemongrass, and a spicy finish.

Enjoy with sashimi and sushi, seafood or fish carpaccio, grilled poultry, carried pork, fried rabbit, seafood pasta, asparagus risotto, grilled peppers and green salads with aromatic herbs.

Serve at 10-12°C.

Robert Parker (RP) : 89 Points (2017)
The 2017 Aetheria is a 75/25 blend of Malagousia and Chardonnay, unoaked and coming in at 12.5% alcohol. This is a well-done blend. It shows fine concentration—thank the Chardonnay?—and beautiful aromatics. Plus, the personality of the Malagousia is not obliterated by blending it with Chardonnay—the Chardonnay just adds a bit of stuffing. The fruit is lifted on the long and tasty finish. Overall, at least in its youth, this seems solid, fresh and enlivening. Of the Semeli whites this issue, this was my second favorite, after the Sauvignon Blanc. Reasonable minds may differ, to be sure. How long it will hold is a more debatable question. Let's start here and be conservative. There were 33,000 bottles produced.

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Semeli Aetheria Malagousia-Chardonnay 2019 Reviewed by Robert Parker 13-02-2021 . Score: 4