We have a delicious new greek white wine called Meth Imon Acacia, and it is very addictive, quite a bit of it has had to come home already.
It is made by Thomas Dougos and Louiza Dougou, they are based in Prosilia Rapsani near Mount Olympus. This organic vineyard was planted in 1991 on iron rich schist soil. This is important as the iron content regulates the water needed for the vine, it has good drainage but stores enough so the plants are not fully stressed.
The wine is made from one of the more well known Greek varieties called Assyrtiko, a proportion of which has had skin contact, creating a lovely texture. They also use whole bunches in fermentation preserving the fresh fruit flavours. The slight curve ball is that they do the fermentation and ageing, in acacia barrels, a practice you don't often see, but is not uncommon in this part of the world.
It is a captivating wine, golden in colour, aromatic with floral and honeyed notes. But it also has great freshness and mouthfeel, with a long finish, it is hard to resist.