I stopped into the Bottlerocket, a wine and spirit store on 19th Street of Fifth Ave in NYC on my way home from work, and asked for some recommendations on a wine to drink that night with dinner. I was making a garlicky chicken marinated in yogurt and lime juice, and needed a white wine that wasn't wimpy. I like Bottlerocket because they pride themselves on stocking wines that aren't your usual run of the mill merlots and chardonnays, blah blah, and they know the unusual varietals. I chatted with the very knowledgeable saleswoman, Vanessa, about what I do and don't like in a white wine, and finally she pointed out a bottle of Greek white, the varietal is called Malagousia and the winemaker is Gerovassiliou. Apparently the grape was nearly extinct but enjoyed a recent revival, and I'm so glad it did. It's a FANTASTIC wine, truly memorable. Light-to-medium bodied, gorgeous bright yellow jewel color, it had subtle oak (and I stress subtle, as most oak jumps up your nose and palette like an invading army) and a lovely floral fruitiness, lots of melon and citrus, maybe even some peach notes.
I rarely post about this stuff, but this wine was so wonderful I had to tell someone! Haha. And for $21 a bottle, I thought I'd share the love among those looking for a reasonably good deal.