Troupis Hoof & Lur Moschofilero, Greece - so fun! bone dry and lightly fruity
This partially skin-fermented Moschofilero is fermented and aged in terra cotta pots in the heart of Macedonia. This exotically aromatic wine is full of apricot, white flowers, and peach skin flavors. Perfect for skin-contact wine lovers looking for something unique!
From the producer: Searching back in time for modern ideas we created this alternative vesrion of Moschofilero. As our fathers and grandfathers remember it, skin contact, spontaneous yeast fermented, unfiltered with only the barest amount of sulfites, Hoof & Lur is Troupis’ winery homage to the wines native to high plateau of Mantinia for millennia.
As featured in The New York Times article : Wines That Feed the Soul by Eric Asimov
"Moschofilero, like pinot gris and its Greek cousin, roditis, is a pink-skinned grape. If the juice sits briefly with the skins before vinification, it develops a pale salmon color, so let’s call Hoof & Lur a rosé. This wine, made without added yeast or filtration in the Peloponnese region of Greece, is fragrant and floral, bone-dry and lightly fruity."