Savatiano is the most commonly planted grape in Greece, as well as one of its most ancient. Kompas Clubbers now have a good deal of experience with the quality and affordability of Greek wines, so its venerable and most-favored status in Greece surely tells us something, right? Savatiano is the dominant grape used for Retsina, which, while an acquired taste, is one the Greeks have never lost, but, more apropos to the question at hand, well-sited vineyards and careful winemaking on modern equipment result in compelling, balanced, non-resinated white wines that can age beautifully. Attica is the region that surrounds Athens, and the great-grandfather of the current generation of the Markou family would take barrels of wine in a horse-drawn cart into Athens to sell. Now with over 100 hectares of sustainably farmed vineyards, a modern winery and wine museum, the Markou family presents this Savatiano from unirrigated vines of greater than fifty years of age. Citrus and exotic fruit flavors as well as mineral notes that appear with a little age, and less acidity than Assyrtiko. This 2018 is drinking beautifully right now. Excellent with its traditional accompaniment of shellfish and/or seafood and vegetables.