commonly known as the Saffron milk cap, Red pine mushroom is the one of the best known members of the large milk-cap genus Lactarius in the order Russulales. It is found in Europe and North America and has been accidentally introduced to other countries under conifers and can be found growing in pine plantations.
In Samos we collect them from the forests, from October to January.Usually we fried them in a pan, an ideal appetizer for a glass of good wine.
Golden Samena is a wine, whose appearance of brilliant color supported by hints of feathery canary and light green, instantly captivates the taster. In terms of aromas it is rich and full, reminiscent of ripe, fleshy pale fruit, such as peach, apricot and melon, all discreetly fluttering about making their muscat origin known in a restrained manner. It has an exceptionally fruity mouth playing to perfection the game of balance between dry and sweet, in a friendly frolic that is bound to enthrall wine lovers. Although its endpalate bears a hint of sweetness, it yields the floor to the natural freshness of the grape, eventually producing a harmonious bouquet. It is a wine that showcases the excellence of Far East cuisine or of international and Greek fusion dishes.