The famous sweet wines of Samos

About Samos Wine


The muscat wine “SAMOS”, with a guaranteed appelation of origin, is produced from the grapes bearing the same name, the famous Samos Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, cultivated on the slopes of Mount Ambelos, on the traditional island tiered terraces (“pezoules”) up to an altitude of 900 meters with every hectare carefully controlled for a low yield. The aromas of the Samos muscat wines are both rich and unique. The notes that prevail are fruity and floral, reminiscent of fresh grapes, orange blossoms and rose petals. Of course, wines made of muscat grapes always smell of ...muscat, since this variety, above all others, elevates to perfection the primary aromas of the grape. Muscat wines are, by definition, the perfect expression of fruit. Altgough most of the wines produced by the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos are sweet, some of them are dry. All Samos sweet wines fall under the category of Appellation d' Origine Contrôlée (AOC) while most of the dry wines are Regional Wines (Vins de Pays).