Type: Naturally sweet wine
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
Variety: Muscat of Samos
Producer: United Winemaking Agricultural Cooperative
Samos Vin Doux belongs to the Vins de Liqueurs category and is the most popular wine of Samos. It is not by chance that it is the No. 1 sweet wine in sales in Greece and that it is exported worldwide. The Samian land, with the influence of the sun and the Aegean winds, raises the internationally recognized White Muscat in the semi-mountainous and mountainous terraces. What makes Samos Vin Doux unique!
Easy on the eyes with an attractive nose, it has a light golden color. The nose is dominated by aromas of apricot jam and mature melon expressing in a very fresh way the character of the Muscat grape, holding on to its primary aromas.
The first contact with the mouth is explosive. A fruity taste with summer fruits in the foreground and with hints of butterscotch candy and flowers.
The love of Muscat White for sunlight is common knowledge. It thrives when the sun warms up its small berries, bestowing on their thick skin a freckle-dotted yellow-gold color and uniquely concentrating the variety’s aromas and flavor. As a result, small-berried Muscat White yields dessert wines of international stature (“Muscat of Patras”;“Muscat of Rio Patras”; “Muscat of Rhodes”; “Samos” ; and “Muscat of Cephalonia”).
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, 2.200 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.
The UWC Samos receives the grapes, produces the wine and trades almost the entire production of the island. In search of constant modernization, it invests in technology and know-how, in harmonious combination with traditional viticulture and winemaking and in compliance with ISO and HACCP certifications.