Wine That Rocks: December 13

Bill Zacharkiw joins us Fridays at 7:50am to chat wine and rock:

The Party aperitif - Go Greek!

Mantania 2012, Moschofilero, Boutari, Greece white, $14.40, SAQ # 11101819. Best wine that Bourtari produces. Bordering on exotic fruit but mostly fresh apricot and peach. Super fresh without being acidic. Has almost a pulpy texture. Good aromatic power and only 12% alcohol.

Mantinia 2012, Moschofilero, Domaine Tselepos, Greece white, $17.85, SAQ # 11097485. By far the most aromatic vintage that I have tasted.. Almost a gewurztraminer feel, but less perfumed and obvious. Notes of lychee and white pepper on the finish. Exotic, beautifully rich and textured for a moschofilero. Ideal aperitif with snacks.

Song:

Remedy - Black Crows

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About Bill

  • Bill Zacharkiw

    Bill Zacharkiw

    Wine Critic

    Bill began his wine journey at the age of 23, when he opened his own restaurant in downtown Montreal, Quebec. At 33, he became head sommelier at one of Quebec’s top restaurants, the Relais & Chateau L’eau a la Bouche, where he honed his skills as one of the province’s authorities on pairing food and wine. His writing career began in 2004 with the The Caveman’s Wine Blog, one of the internet’s first. Bill quickly garnered a reputation for his irreverent take on the wine world, his staunch defe