Amongst my favorite vinous gifts from the Greeks is Santorini. It's a fine, crisp & unique white wine. Until now, I have avoided, perhaps subconsciously, the other well-known Greek white called Robola. It's name hearkened to another '-bola'-suffixed word, which is at the very least unappetizing. When its entire name, "Robola of Cephalonia," is taken into consideration, the wine seems much more appealing.
- From the Island of Cephalonia - Greece's Ionian viticulture center
- Made of 100% Robola - an ungrafted, mountain-dwelling white grape
- Bright, lemon-yellow
- Scents of fresh yogurt, tinned pineapple, Mandarin orange and spring blossoms
- In the mouth, Robola is both zesty and creamy, with a full-bodied character and unique finish (sort of a citrus-yogurt burst)
- Highly recommended
A great springtime wine and perfect with grilled chicken or kabobs. This wine is fairly rare, so if you find it, pounce on a bottle or two. It's no terribly common these days to find value-priced wine that is truly unique.