'Gosh, this is absolutely delicious! .... Maybe the best bargain at The Sourcing Table?' - Jancis Robinson MW
Alkemi pays homage to the bolder, dark gastronomic rosé's adored by Sommelier's the world over, but without the tickle of oak that these often come with. Made from the iconic greek grape Xinomavro, this is structured and spicy with pink grapefruit and floral notes. It also has a refreshing streak of acidity which means it’s moreish and drinkable whilst still being incredibly serious.
Pale orangey-rose colour. Gosh, this is absolutely delicious! A little chew on the end and a sort of Greek Barolo sensation on the way there with massive Christmas spice notes. Beautiful balance of fruit and freshness. Easy to drink without food and, although I'm thinking of highly spiced curries as an accompaniment, maybe it would be a shame to detract from the wine itself? Long. Really well made and labelled. Maybe the best bargain at The Sourcing Table?
Markovitis Winery (formerly Chateau Pegasus) are legendary in the world of Greek winemaking, being credited as the first winery in Greece to work organically in their vineyards. Markos Markovitis is the third generation at the helm of this family-run estate in Náoussa a region in the north of Greece, near Thessaloniki. He is famous for making Nebbiolo-style wines from the indigenous variety Xinomavro, which can be just as age-worthy as top Barolo.
Marko's grandfather planted 24 hectares of the Xinomavro grape in 1970 in the foothills of Vermio mountain, on a gentle slope, between a forest of oaks. Markos utilises this wonderfully, crafting a broad range of styles from this wonderful grape that perfectly s why Greek wine should be demanding all our attention. Whether it’s a fragrant rosé like Alkemi, or deeply textured age-worthy reds, there isn’t much that Xinomavro can’t do!