Roza by Kechris Winery is full of freshness and we fantasize sipping it at midday with seafood by the sea, but it wouldn’t bother us at all to have a glass of it solo, by the beach. Of course, a grilled tuna fillet or a rustic imam baildi would be some pairings to remember.
Combining the love for unique varieties of the Greek vineyard with the creative quest for different expressions of retsina, Roza is the result of a bold endeavour. A rare wine. Retsina as it should be.
Stelios Kechris, after Tear of the Pine, innovates with a rose version of his favorite retsina. Xinomavro from Goumenissa forms the basis. Rose vinification, aging in oak barrels and just a hint of resin, Roza is an absolutely gastronomic wine that will add not only color but also wonderful aromas and flavors to your table.
If we did not tell you that there were hints of resin you might not suspect it since the juicy, tomato character of Xinomavro dominates the set. It tastes like it has deep pomegranate color and exuberant aromas of strawberry, cherry, and cranberry. Pine, rosemary, and notes of tomato step in while hints of mastic and vanilla add to its complex character. Rich on the palate with medium body, refreshing acidity, and subtle tannic substance. Apple, cherry, and strawberry dominate followed by a light sense of tomato and butter.
|strawberry, cherry, gooseberry, cinnamon, rosemary, tomato, mastic, butter