The tag retinite Nobilis has a bet on John Paraskevopoulos and the team at Gaia Wines. After years of success (especially in foreign markets), it is clear that the bet was won! You do not need to be friends of retsina to taste the delightful wine. Worth doing anyway, to learn or remember what quality resin.
Review by Malcolm Summers (Posted on 26/03/2014)
This Retsina is no longer available from UK sources, which is a great pity as it is a very fine wine. Retsina is often dismissed as a fringe product, and it is not to everyone's taste, but if more people would try this example I am convinced opinions would change. Retinitis Nobilis from Gaia is wonderfully refreshing with a strong resin content, fully supported by a marvellously compatible grape variety. It is a wine to be properly savoured and respected, either alone or with the finest foods. Gaia is to be congratulated for producing such a superb example.
When the wine ceased to be available in the UK I contacted Gaia who recommended House of Wine, from whom I now import Retsina Nobilis to the UK for my private use. House of Wine's service is efficient and the wine arrives, securely packaged in a little over one week from the time of placing the order. My last order was for 36 bottles, which priced the wine at a little over 7 UK Pounds per bottle including shipping charges. This is a huge bargain, and I recommend Retinitis Nobilis, and House of Wine, without reservation.
Review by Maria Koval (Posted on 15/07/2013)
We are very pleased to find this enjoyable wine again as it is difficult to buy in London, UK. Great service and delivery too. We'll be back!
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Trying to redefine the quality and taste of retsina position carefully chose one fine Roditi from rainfed Corinth semi-mountainous vineyards with very low yields (900kg) and handled it with all the rules of modern winemaking while adding a controlled amount of resin from pine Pinus halepensis .
The result is a new Retsina-yellow color and green hues. Refreshing taste that balances between the miraculous grape and pine. Lemon and feel mastic coexist equally and without trends epikyriarchias.
Perhaps it is the only wine that can accompany those harmoniously no protocol but so adorable, exuberant (and slightly anarchic) Greek meals ... where the Tsiros encounters without the bias bekri tidbit ...