A new generation of internationally trained Greek winemakers are scouting out some of the best vineyard sites from Crete to Macedonia and turning out some truly gorgeous wines. Their top offerings aren't cheap, but their prices haven't yet caught up with their remarkable achievements.
Greek Grapes While French grapes like Merlot are now more common in Greece, many producers are using indigenous Greek grapes like Naoussa's spicy red Xinomavro and the dark, perfumed Agiorghitiko of Nemea. In whites, look for wines made from the rich Malagouzia or the crisp Assyrtiko.
Food Matches Greece's best modern producers are creating fresher, rounder wines that still retain the grapes' natural acidity to make them perfect for pairing with food.