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Samos Cooperative EOSS

Samos Cooperative EOSS

1934 wurde die Samos Cooperative (EOSS) bereits gegründet und ist damit einer der ältesten Weinerzeuger Griechenlands. Die Reebflächen von Samos erstrecken sich über die gesamte Insel: vom Küstenstreifen bis auf eine Höhe von 800 m in den bergigen Regionen. Berühmt ist Samos vor allem für die herausragende Verarbeitung der inseltypischen Muskat-Traube, deren Weine seit Jahrhunderten weltweit geschätzt werden.

 

UNION OF VINICULTURAL COOPERATIVES OF SAMOS (EOSS)
Malagari
83100 Samos
www.samoswine.gr

 

 

The muscat wine “SAMOS”, with a guaranteed appelation of origin, is produced from the grapes bearing the same name, the famous Samos Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, cultivated on the slopes of Mount Ambelos, on the traditional island tiered terraces (“pezoules”) up to an altitude of 900 meters with every hectare carefully controlled for a low yield.

The aromas of the Samos muscat wines are both rich and unique. The notes that prevail are fruity and floral, reminiscent of fresh grapes, orange blossoms and rose petals. Of course, wines made of muscat grapes always smell of ...muscat, since this variety, above all others, elevates to perfection the primary aromas of the grape. Muscat wines are, by definition, the perfect expression of fruit.

Altgough most of the wines produced by the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos are sweet, some of them are dry. All Samos sweet wines fall under the category of Appellation d' Origine Contrôlée (AOC) while most of the dry wines are Regional Wines (Vins de Pays).

Sweet Wines

Grand Cru
Grand Cru is the Samos wine of worldwide acclaim. It has its origins in select terroirs and constitutes the epitome of a Vin Doux Naturel. Its color is reminiscent of imperial topaz and has a nose that successfully accomplishes the task of rendering the individual character of muscat. The palate is equally successful, fresh and carefully balanced in sweetness when compared to its acidity: All in all, a pleasant and quaffable wine. It is crafted from well matured grapes grown in semi-mountainous vineyards and is the perfect expression of the individual and characteristic Muscat variety as well as of the wine growing region of Samos. A Grand Cru is at its best when it accompanies light desserts topped with sweet fruit, yet it is open to a playful experimentation with savoury dishes such as those that sport fresh cream, yellow cheeses and béchamel sauces: It may even accept the challenge of roast chicken and prove a revelation!

Nectar
Nectar is perhaps the oldest wine crafted by the Union, a wine that has been imitated many a time yet happily remains inimitable! Its deep amber color is complemented by attractive orange hints. With a nose of ageing aromas, Nectar brings sun-drenched raisins and antique furniture tenderly polished with beeswax to center stage, while its first mouth reserves the right to an unqualified freshness that may clinch the leading role for this wine on the table: Overall, a strong and harmonious bouquet ably assisted by the noble aromas of walnut, with a particularly lingering endpalate redolent of smoke, incense and macaroons. Nectar is a wine crafted from sun-dried grapes that have been patiently aged in oak barrels over a period of three years. It is most comfortable when accompanying hefty sweet and sour dishes, such as wild boar roasted with quinces or duck à l’orange. Needless to say, Greek traditional honeyed desserts such as baklava and walnut cake are friends of long standing to this wine.

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