Widely regarded as the finest red wine from Greece...
Widely regarded as the finest red wine from Greece, the native Xinomavro (literally meaning “acid black”) reaches its fullest potential in the country’s NW region of Naoussa. These single varietal bottlings of Xinomavro (blending is not allowed here) are often compared to the fine Barolos of Italy for their structure, finesse and age-worthiness. While its vines are fickle and blue-black grapes grow in tight clusters, similar to Nebbiolo, Xinomavro actually appears unrelated.
Perfect Food Pairings for Xinomavro
Filet mignon, lamb moussaka, mushroom risotto, Greek lemon chicken, feta and turkey burgers
Sommelier Secret for Xinomavro
The use of French oak can help tame Xinomavro but too much can overwhelm it. Some eschew oak entirely during winemaking; other producers use locally-grown walnut.
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