Xinomavro, one of the finest Greek red grape varieties, is grown in many parts of the country. However, in Naoussa, Xinomavro reaches its maturity and perfect expression with ease.
Xinomavro is an active varietal, high yielding, robust, and resistant to disease. The grapes are medium-size, spherical with a thick skin, white flesh with a characteristic skin color ranging from dark red to nearly black.
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Naoussa PDO wines
The wines with the designation PDO Naoussa Xinomavro are best known for their superb aging potential and rich tannic character. Their complex aromas combine such red fruits as sour cherry, berry or pomegranate with hints of mushroom, smoke, olives, spices or dried tomatoes. PDO Naoussa Xinomavro wines are aged in bottles and oak barrels that can impart additional pleasing qualities to the wine with scents such as cloves, cinnamon, allspice or vanilla. The aging process also helps to further soften the characteristic tannins that give good red wine structure, richness and balance.
The modern methods of wine-making used by the new generation of Naoussa wine-makers showcase the wide range of Xinomavro, a wine that is also versatile at the dinner table. Thanks to its high acidity, Xinomavro is very food-friendly and matches nicely with tomato spiced dishes, beef, pork, lamb and chicken, as well as some cheeses and vegetarian dishes making it an excellent choice for consumers.
Xinomavro is gaining recognition these days as consumers discover delicious wines and value. Currently, Naoussa produces three levels of wine that appeals to a wide-range of tastes: Naoussa Xinomavro, Naoussa Xinomavro Reserve, (aged for 2 years) and Naoussa Xinomavro Grande Reserve (aged for 4 years).
A new world of wine is here to explore!