Boutari Santorini

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Boutari Santorini is light yellow in color, this Greek white wine from the small Island of Santorini, has aromas of red apple, peach, citrus and spice. The mouthfilling fruit flavors of apple and pear are followed by touches of cream on the finish. This is a pretty intense wine, which stands up very well to the powerful flavors of garlic and sun-dried tomatoes in Greg’s Swordfish Salad. I also like the wine’s slight brininess and minerality to pair with the flaky swordfish, and there’s plenty of acidity to cleanse your garlicky palate.

Keep your eye on Greek wines, because they are becoming the darling of sommeliers across the country. Though difficult to pronounce, Agiorgitiko (Ah-yor-yee-tiko), Assyrtiko (Ah-seer-tiko), Moschofilero (Mos-co-fee-lay-ro) and Xinomavro (Ksee-no-ma-vro) are the four most important varieties grown in Greece, and the first group that you should get familiar with. I especially like the wines made from the red grape Agiorgitiko for its fruit-forward style, and from the white grape Assyrtiko for its bright flavors and food-friendliness. GRANT

Pairs With Summer Salads Some Aren’t- Marinated Swordfish Salad

Price $18

Also pairs well with goat cheese, chicken, fish, mussels, pasta, salads, sardines, scallops

  • Category White Wine
  • Varietal Agiorgitiko
  • Region Santorini Greece