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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Boutari Naoussa 2002
Boutari Naoussa 2002
(search item no. 76315)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A classic Naoussa wine. Deep red in colour, with a strong personality. It gives off a rich bouquet of ripe red fruit that comes with aging (cinnamon, wood). Full-bodied, well-balanced, with good structure and soft tannins in its finish.

Serve with red meat, sauces and yellow cheeses.

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About Boutari:

The Boutari family has been crafting wines from Greek varietals since 1879, when Yiannis Boutari first started producing red wines in the small northern village of Naoussa. Since that first vintage the family has become a pioneer of Greek wines. From exporting the first bottled red wine from Greece to reviving lost varietals, Boutari now crafts wines from six different regions using varietals that are grown nowhere else in the world. In a constant quest for improvement Boutari maintains "demonstration" vineyards around Greece where local farmers are invited to learn new methods and techniques for improving their grapes. The results have been astounding: Boutari has been named an International Winery of the Year by Wine and Spirits 14 times – only 5 wineries in the world have received the award more times. Achievements such as developing the modern style of Santorini to reviving lost varietals have garnered lavish praise from the wine press and spawned a generation of high-quality Greek wines made by vintners who cut their teeth under the tutelage of the Boutari family.