About Domaine Skouras
Delectable, everyday, value-for-money wines. Inspired and inspiring bottles. Unforgettable vintages. Minuscule quantities.Magnificent occasions. Bold, confident winemaking. Winning teams both at home and around the world. All they define the unique approach of Domaine Skouras. At Skouras, we do not make just wine. We flirt with whites that turn heads. We are flamboyant with our intense rosé. We fall in love with reds and pack them with finesse. We are romancing with rare bottlings that you will enjoy for years to come.
Equipped with energy, enthusiasm and experience and operating from our splendid facility at Malandreni, a few car-minutes away from Argos – we welcome you to taste our wines. For in tasting them you are not just discovering our unique terroir, our culture and our heritage. You get a taste and a glimpse of what makes us exciting people, dedicated wine-makers and such cordial hosts …
Brief history of the Domaine
Domaine Skouras was established in Pyrgela, Argos in 1986 by Dijon-trained-oenologist George Skouras. In 1986 Skouras launched the Megas Oenos Label. Pioneering because he was the first to blend the Greek indigenous grape Aghiorghitiko with Cabernet Sauvignon, with excellent results.
In 1996 the Domaine built a small winery at Gymno, one of the villages inside the Nemea Appellation of Origin zone and in 2004, the Domaine started operating from it’s splendid facility at Malandreni, Argos. Our winery is just about an hour and a half drive from Athens, strategically situated off the Athens-Tripoli highway, on the national road leading to Argos.
The winery itself is environed by a predominantly eye-soothing green landscape stretching all the way to Mycenae in the north, to the city of Argos in the East and to the steep mountains in the South and West.
The facility encompasses the spacious visitors wine-tasting room, the lecture and exhibition hall, with stunning views of the Argive plane and a large cellar. The Domaine is equipped with the latest in wine-making technology .
The Peloponnese, rich in ancient ruins from its glorious past, has been cultivated with vineyards for many a century. The north-east-home to Mycenae and Epidaurus-is blessed vineyard territory. Indigenous grape varieties in Nemea, Argolida, Arcadia and Mantinia include Roditis, Moscofilero (white varieties) and Agiorgitiko (Saint George red variety).
Cosmopolitan varieties, Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, are also cultivated and display strong terroir. Domaine Skouras Sources from it’s own grapes and from dedicated vineyards grape-growers in the region.
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2011 Domaine Skouras moscofilero, PGI Peloponnese, 88 points.
Regional: Roulade of Sole. World: shellfish, grilled fish, crustaceans, cured meats, cream cheeses.
2011 Domaine Skouras, Cuvee Prestige White, PGI Peloponnese, 87 points.
Regional: Stuffed Onions. World: sushi, garlic prawns, spicy chicken, cured pork, matured cream cheeses.
Light straw yellow. Medium viscosity. In the nose ripened citrus, pear, peach and melon. Zesty and zippy aromas of lemon, lime, pear and melon. Light/Medium bodied. Juicy, vivid texture. Clean, lasting fresh finish.
2011 Domaine Skouras, Cuvee Prestige Rose, PGI Peloponnese, 89 points.
Regional: Tomato/Mizithra spaghetti. World: garlic rich chicken, sushi, grilled garlic prawns, baby squid, grilled octopus.
Splendid bright pink. Excellent viscosity. Loads of red fruit (strawberry, red currant, cranberry, raspberry) in the nose. Vivid, juicy, tempting flavors of likewise fruit with a touch of sweetness. Like it’s name: Life! Very pleasant in the shade of a hot summer’s day. Very good value…
2011 Domaine Skouras, Cuvée Prestige red, PGI Peloponnese, 83 points.
90% Agiorgitiko, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Regional: Moussaka. World: lamb chops, oven dishes, lamb souvlaki, matured cream cheeses.
Purple colored. Medium viscosity. Clear aroma’s of black cherry, blackberry, prune, and leesy. Nice round flavors of black currant (cassis), prune, cherry, and plum. The well balanced body is light/medium. Round texture. Very pleasant medium finale.
2007 Domaine Skouras St. George, PDO Nemea, 89 points.
12 months French oak.
Regional: kleftiko, lagos (hare) stifado. World: kid (suckling goat), blue vein cheese.
Dark purple colored. Good viscosity. Well developed aroma’s of cherry, blueberry, plum, black currant (cassis), vanilla, and tobacco. Rich flavors of blueberry, blackberry, black currant (cassis), oak, and garrigue. The body is medium/full. Volumptuous smooth texture. The wine finishes Long. Surprising! 12 months new French oak.
2008 Domaine Skouras Megas Oenos, PGI Peloponnese, 88 points.
80% Agiorgitiko / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
18 months new French oak.
Regional: paidakia (lamb chop’s), moshari apo fournou (braised beef), all spicy vegetarian dishes, Kleftiko (braised lamb), rich cheeses.
Deep purple (still). Fat viscosity. In the nose, fresh dark fruit, some spice, refreshing. Mellow cedar tones. Broad, generous flavors of ripe cherries, soft mediterranean herbs. Friendly, comforting structure. Well balanced, with a good, lasting finish.