Best Greek Wine of 2019 from Biblia Chora Estate in Eastern Macedonia



The Biblia Chora Estate in northern Greece, near Mount Paggeo. Photo by Biblia Chora website

The white wine ”Sole Semillon” from Northern Greece’s Biblia Chora Estate was recently declared the ”Best Greek wine for 2019” at a prestigious wine competition in France.

The wine originating from the Mount Paggeo region in Greece’s Eastern Macedonia earned the ultimate distinction as the country’s best wine at France‘s prestigious ”Citadelles du Vin” wine competition. The event is part of the “Vinexpo exhibition, which took place on March 26 through 28, 2019.

“Sole Semillon” has won the title of ”Greece’s best wine for 2019.” Photo from Biblia Chora Estate website

The Biblia Chora Estate managed to win five additional gold and two silver awards during the competition, for the seven different varieties of wine it produces.

The ”Sole Semillon” wine which won the ultimate mark of distinction among Greek wines is produced exclusively from grapes harvested in October which present the special characteristic of ”noble rot,” which gives the wine a unique flavor and texture.

Every year, as part of the ”Citadelles du Vin” event, over fifty top level wine tasters from all over the world meet in Bourg, near the French city of Bordeaux, for several days. They are tasked with choosing the absolute best wines out of more than one thousand samples coming from more than forty countries.