Type: White, Natural Sweet
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Samos
Varieties: Muscat of Samos
Producer: UWC of Samos
Region: Samos

Samos Grand Cru

Where does it come from?

The most important ambassador of Samos wines, the “Samos Grand Cru” comes from selected vineyards and is a classic Vin Doux Naturel. Its color is reminiscent of imperial topaz, while its intense and harmonious nose expresses with absolute success the characteristics of primary and secondary aromas of the Muscat.

In the mouth, it is fresh and sweet and its acidity perfectly balances it. It is pleasantly cool. It is produced from well-matured White Muscat grapes of selected semi-mountainous vineyards.

It successfully accompanies light sweets with fruits, but it is also suitable for experiments with “salty” dishes with cream or yellow cheeses, or bechamel. An unexpected combination is with rotisserie chicken, a true revelation!
Served at 8-10ºC.

The variety...

The need of Muscat White grape for sunlight is essential. It thrives when the sun warms up its small berries, bestowing on their thick skin a freckle-dotted yellow-gold colour and uniquely concentrating the variety’s aromas and flavour. As a result, small-berried Muscat White yields dessert wines of international stature (“Muscat of Patras”; “Muscat of Rio Patras”; “Muscat of Rhodes”; “Muscat of Samos”; and “Muscat of Cephalonia”).

Discover the unique character of the grape by choosing one of Cinque’s wine tastings or enjoy it by the glass at wine bars in Athens.

The winery...

The UWC Samos is one of the oldest cooperatives in Greece and it is included in one of the biggest wineries nationally! Samos wine is one of the basic “Greek wine ambassadors” abroad, with exports all over the world. Nowadays, 2200 producers participate in the Cooperative as members.

It was founded in 1934 after actions taken by the vine growers of the island.  The history of the Samos Cooperative through time proves that the alliance of the vine growers was a strategically important move for the preservation of viticulture and the protection of the producers’ income.

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