Domaine Spiropoulos, Mantinia (Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece) Moschofilero 2015

($15, Athenee Importers and Distributors):  The Moschofilero grape has a pinkish purplish skin, which explains why this wine has a delicate pink hue, not enough color for a rosé, but enough to make you wonder.  One sip, however, tells you this wine has more character than most rosés.  Delightfully cutting and crisp, it has a delicate spiciness that makes it perfect with full-flavored seafood, fried clams, or even a lobster roll.  A saline-tinged finish is mouth-watering and screams for another sip.  And look at the price!  If you’ve needed motivation to learn a little Greek, here you go.
91 Michael Apstein Aug 14, 2018