Considered the King of the Greek varietals, xinomavro thrives in North Western Greece, especially in the areas of Naoussa, and Amyndaion. These wines are characterized by their medium ruby color, olive and tomato like profile, high acidity, pronounced tannins, and their ability to age for a very long time. The weather in this part of the country turns more continental with warm summers, and very cold winters (temps can drop to 0-5 F). The area can experience higher than normal rainfall, and frost is not unusual as late as May. With these conditions and varietal profile, xinomavro is easily compared to the Nebbiolo grape of Northern Italy (think Barolo and Barbaresco). Color-wise is closer to Burgundy (Pinot Noir). Just like its Italian counterparts, decanting for a while (2-4 hours), is highly recommended.
All Xinomavro, here, from old vines (30-60 years). It is dry, while retaining a fruity balance. Typical of Xinomavro, this one shows fine acidity a...View full details
This all Xinomavro rendering comes from 20-35 year old vines, aged for 15 months in French oak. It has a beautiful freshness, and is bright and li...View full details