Sunday, April 11, 2010

JancisRobinson.com "Greeks not resting on their laurels"

During Oenorama 2010 Julia Harding MW,(Jancis Ronbinson assistant ) reports about Greek wines and comments on Domaine Economou.

The full article is here

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"In a completely different and totally idiosyncratic style were the wines of Domaine Economou. Giannis Economou, permanently smiling, worked in Germany, Piemonte and at Château Margaux after his training in Milan. Since 1994 he has been making red wines that are designed to be bottle aged. His 1999 Sitia (Sitia, on the far eastern tip of Crete, is Giannis's place of birth and the name of the appellation), based on the local Liatiko variety, for example, has not yet been released. The 2001 has sold out. The wine itself, not the market, dictates the release date. The 2000 bore a strong resemblance to a pretty decent burgundy and the 1999 was wonderfully scented in a Nebbiolo sort of way. "

Julia Harding MW
http://www.jancisrobinson.com/