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

Samos Nectar

Where does it come from?

Nectar is perhaps the most historic wine of the Union and a wine which many have imitated, but no one has succeeded in reproducing! Its color is deep amber, with beautiful orange highlights. Aromas of evolution (aging) prevail in the nose, with raisins and old waxed furniture in the foreground. In the mouth holds an unexpected freshness, which can guarantee him a leading role at the table.

In combination with the noble aromas of Walnut, a harmonious and powerful ensemble is composed, with a particularly long aftertaste reminiscent of aromas of tobacco, frankincense and marzipan. It is a wine made of overripe, sun-dried grape, aged for three years in oak barrels. It can comfortably accompany exuberant sweet and sour foods (e.g. wild boar with quince, duck with orange, etc.) and of course, desserts, such as baklava and walnut pie.

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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