Our newest white comes from the Muses Estate winery near Thiva (ancient Thebes), close to Mt. Elikonas (ancient Helicon). Students of the ancient world will recognize this region (and Mt. Helicon, in particular) as sacred to the Nine Muses. The vineyards are in the Valley of the Muses, from which the name is derived.
The wine is made from 100% Savatiano, which is the most widely-planted, indigenous, white grape in Greece. It can be used to make retsina, but it is the addition of the pine resin that gives retsina its unique flavor. This Savatiano is not resinated. It is a full-bodied beauty of a wine, with crisp apples and honey on the nose, plus a bit of pear and creamy apple in the mouth. Despite its heft, it is refreshing and easy to drink. Pair it with one of our savory tarts, or our vegetarian platter.
Sold by-the-glass for $7.