VAENI, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece, 2017

VAENI, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece, 2017

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Overview of the Wine
This small wine region within Greece has family owned wine grape-growers and owners that strive in producing the best quality Xinomavro Wines out there! They were recognized as a wine growing region of Greece in 1971 with the PDO Naoussa designation.  This means those wines with this designation is reserved for those wines produced from select Xinomavro grapes, grown in a specific way and with a specific yield in the approved-growing Naoussa zone. This zone covers a total area of 700 hectares and wines made here are grown according to the traditional Naoussa method. The vineyards are planted at altitudes of 150-350 meters. It is also the last grape to be harvested during harvest season stretching to the end of September.

Grape / Blend
Xinomavro

Origin
Greece

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

If you're looking for a delicious, characterful red wine that drinks great today and has the coil and reserve for a decade's ageing, this is your pick. Xinomavro is considered Greece's finest varietal, and Xinomavros from Naoussa are often considered to be Greece's greatest red wines.

One of the best values in wine period and has great feedback from our clients we recommended it to.
91 Points - Ian Blackburn
Lovely and elegant example:  a charming wine that is hard to beat at its price point.   Rustic enough to take you there... pure and focused enough to make you smile and come back for more - this is authentic Xinomavro from Naoussa and done in a tender way.... in some examples this grape can be a little intense, overly tannic, drying and too extracted but not here. This example keeps things in nice proportion and over delivers on value. The nose of floral like tar and roses, with herbs and spices.  Red cherry, cranberry, red fruits... with a nice touch of earth, spice, and rustic character of the charming hills this fruit is farmed. The food in this region is LAMB and you will not be disappointed serving this with any combination of foods ... and its enjoyable on its own.  Never had the grape before - think Nebbiolo - Grenache like - but with more Greek energy and spirt... 

Product size: 750ml 

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