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Ancient Greek writer Athenaeus definitively detailed the gastronomy of Greece in his great work Deipnosophistae, which loosely translates to “dinner philosophers”. Oenosophist plays on this, means “wine-wise,” and teaches the philosophy of superlative Greek winemaking.

Oenosophist white

RED 2008

  • Oenogenesis winery (Drama, Greece)
  • Grape Varieties: Xinomavro 50% – Merlot 50%
  • Appellation: PGI Macedonia
  • ALC13.5% BY VOL

Xinomavro (literally “acid-black”) is the most notably dominant red variety in Greece, ideally tamed by Merlot, birthing a commanding red with spectacular aromatic intensity in the nose of dark fruits, chocolate, pipe tobacco and sweet spice. Oenosophist red features a phenomenal complexity in the mouth, combining balanced acidity and a long finish. The overall production process takes 36 months from harvesting. After having meticulously matured in new French oak barrels of medium and high burn (from selected wood of 3 different forests) for 18 months and then in the bottle for 12 months, reminiscent of the nature of wisdom, Oenosophist Red evolves with age.

WHITE 2009

  • Oenogenesis winery (Drama, Greece)
  • Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc 55% – Ugni Blanc 30% – Semillon 5%
  • Appellation: PGI Drama
  • ALC12.5% BY VOL

The result of careful vinification of grapes from old, low-yielding vines, meticulously aged first in oak barrels for 6 months and then in the bottle for 6 months, it features the sweetly spiced aroma of fruit, a lush taste, an estimable structure and complexity, with a long duration. Reminiscent of the nature of wisdom, Oenosophist White evolves with age.