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What's savatiano wine?

Savatiano is the most commonly cultivated variety of grapes in Greece and come mainly from the central region of the country. These grapes are medium to large-sized with a pale yellow color. They have low acidity and are resistant to drought conditions. This grape varietal produces a sharp, dry wine with varied shades of yellow. Winemakers like to blend this low-acidic grape variety with other Greek grapes. This grape is a key ingredient of Greece's famous resinous wine called Retsina. In Retsina, these grapes balance the acidity level. Winemakers blend savatiano with Greek grapes such as assyrtiko or roditis to produce several varieties of Greek wines. However, savatiano wine by itself is gaining popularity as a full-bodied white wine, resembling chardonnay in taste and character.

Flavor profile of this white wine

Savatiano white wines are easy to drink, offering fruity flavors of green apple, lime zest and honeydew. The drink has an herbaceous character with the scent of citrus and white flowers. With well-balanced acidity, this wine is a good accompaniment to everyday meals.

Food pairings with this drink

The strong, herbaceous notes of this aromatic white wine pair well with meats that feature boldly flavored marinades. Think garlic and paprika-spiced Greek beef kebobs or a flank steak marinated in a rich Caribbean-style sauce. The intense flavor of this wine contrasts grilled veggies, such as zucchini or squash, for a light and refreshing palate. Serve this drink chilled at 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit to accentuate its bold flavors and varied aromas.

Fans love white wines for their crisp and refreshing flavor, which makes them a fabulous pairing option with a variety of foods. Add a new dimension to your white wine collection with this Greek wine. Choose a bottle of savatiano by shopping on Drizly, or see if we've made it to your city. Click these handy links to search for Drizly in your city, and look for liquor stores on Drizly near you.

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