Retsina accounts for approximately for 30 percent of the white wine production for Greece. This resinated wine has been found in clay amphora dating from the thirteenth century. Today, Retsina can only be made in Greece similar to the true Champagne of France and Sherry from Spain. The distinct flavor of Retsina is from the small pieces of the Aleppo pine resin added to the must before or during fermentation.
This un-oaked dry white has a slightly tangy flavor with the traditional characteristic hint of pine resin. This characteristic is due to the addition of a few pieces of pine resin to the must during fermentation. More >