2013 A. and G. Papaioannou White Dry Chardonnay

September 16, 2014

Name:White Dry Chardonnay
Vintage:2013
Type:White Wine
Varietal:Chardonnay
Producer:A. and G. Papaioannou
Region:Greece / Peloponnese / Nemea
Alcohol:n/a

Sorry, this is too pop. Lots of tropical fruit. Probably quite successful commercially, but I need more acidity, minerality and vibration and less volume in my Chardonnay. Again, for the record – I am, in general, a fan of Papaioannou.

2004 A. and G. Papaioannou Terroir

September 16, 2014

Name:Terroir
Vintage:2004
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Agiorgitiko
Producer:A. and G. Papaioannou
Region:Greece / Peloponnese / Nemea
Alcohol:n/a

Layers and layers and layers on this Nemea Agiorgitiko. Nicely rustic, elegant and introverted, yet indicating an effort to make it more round and appealing. A very good, balanced effort. Biodynamic. 47 btls produced. Old vines. Another pleasant surprise.