Cooperative of Samos

Samos, Greece

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Cooperative of Samos

Samos, Greece

Since antiquity, connoisseurs have enjoyed the wines of Samos. Samos is an island located in the eastern portion of the country in the Aegean Sea. It is mountainous with fertile soils that grow a variety of commodities. The Samos Cooperative, established in 1934, is one of the oldest cooperatives in Greece. It is also responsible for the islands wine production, sales and marketing. Samian wines were the first to be recognized as an Appelation d’Origine Controlle (AOC). The vine growing villages are located along the northern side of the island between the coast and Mount Ambelos. Overall, the cooperative represents twenty-six vine growing villages. All of the wines are made from the indigenous Moschato grape.

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Vin Doux (Sweet Muscat Wine)

An AOC wine made from extra ripe Moschato grapes. At harvest, the grape juice has a minimum sugar level of 221gr/lt. To balance the sweetness, the must is enriched before the onset of fermentation. The wine is matured in stainless…

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Nectar

Made from select Muscat grapes that are laid in the sun to dry and concentrate their flavor. Upon completion of that phase, the grapes are vinified and then the wine is aged in oak for three years. The result is…

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Grand Cru

The Muscat grapes are left to over ripen on the vine. Once the grapes have attained the right sugar level, they are harvested and vinified traditionally. The resulting wine is sweet, with an alcohol level of 15%, and is well…

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Samos High Peaks

Pale, with yellow-green hues this wine is crafted from grapes of the most select mountain vineyards of the island that are perched on their stone terraces 2,600 ft above sea level. It has a character replete with finesse with the…

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