Thymiopoulos Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

Thymiopoulos, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece, 2018

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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. 

Since 2005, Apostolos has been on a mission to define what Greek wines represent to the world; in bygone days, the wines of Northern Greece (and specifically Naoussa) were thought to be highly tannic with bracing acidity that needed prolonged time in barrel in order to be palatable. Apostolos disagreed, and with the introduction of Uranos in 2005, the Modern Greek wine movement began! Thymiopoulos Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that follows biodynamic farming principles, allowing the grapes to express the rocky, granite and schist terroir with as little intervention as possible. Apostolos’ focus is on using only the native yeasts for fermentation and using larger neutral oak barrels in order to bring the varieties fruit flavors and terroir expressions to the forefront.

Grape / Blend

100% Xinomavro

Origin
Naoussa, 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.

Elegant aromatic character of fresh black fruits and herbs. Complex and balanced. Vibrant acidity and round tannic structure. The aftertaste is long.

Product size: 750ml 

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