Skouras Peplo Rosé 2020 Peloponnese 750mL ABV 13%Skouras
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese
Vivino Rating 4.2 / 5
1/3 Agiorgitiko, 1/3 Syrah, 1/3 Mavrofilero
Each variety contributes with 1/3 to the wine. The Syrah ages on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks, the Agiorgitiko in Acacia barrels and the Mavrofilero
in egg shaped amphoras with skin contact for 4 months.
Peplo. A detail, that gave the name to the wine. The skin of the Mavrofilero is contained in a fabric within the amphora to allow a better control during the extraction process.
At the end of its maturation the fabric helps us to make the separation of the young wine from the skins. All vineyards are above 600m of altitude.
Pale, brilliant color, the soft coral with red gold hues. Intense and fresh on the nose with aromas of watermelon, strawberry, white flowers, such as violet and rose petals, coupled with lemon citrus, grapefruit and a hint of minerality. On the palate, it has a medium body, nerve and acidity, structure and complexity, coming from acacia and clay. Flavors are consistent with aromas while the finish is long with developing flavors.
Produce of Greece
George Skouras embarked on his wine-making career in his father’s garage in Argos, with no land and no gear, leasing vineyards and renting winery equipment from other wine producers in Nemea and using manual bottling machines. Nevertheless, even at that point, his one and only aspiration was high quality wine production.
Today, Domaine Skouras owns vineyards in Argolida, in the Corinthia region and, of course, in Nemea. At the same time, in order to keep up with market demand, as well as achieving product consistency, the Domaine collaborates with select, quality-oriented vine growers, under the expert guidance of the Skouras viticulture team.
Domaine Skouras currently cultivates the indigenous varieties grown in Argolida, Corinthia, Mantinia and Nemea, which are Roditis, Alepou and Moscofilero (all pink-skinned grape varieties, but usually used in white wine production), as well as reds like Agiorgitiko and, more recently, Mavrostifo of Argos, an old and almost extinct variety of the region. In addition, cosmopolitan varieties are also cultivated, such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot.