2018 Thymiopoulos Xinomavro, Naoussa Alta
For several years now, a new, well-educated generation of winemakers has been making a name for itself in Greece, presenting the wine treasures of their country with fresh ideas, modern methods and high quality standards. One of the most important heads of this new style of wine is Apostolos Thymiopoulos from the Naoussa growing region, who specializes entirely in the native Xinomavro grape variety.
With the Naoussa Alta, Thymiopoulos uses this grape to produce a lean, fresh, juicy and yet elegant red wine with fine fruity aromas, restrained tannins, a typical Mediterranean savoury and spicy touch as well as a crisp tartaric acid. In the multi-layered bouquet there are scents of cherries, wild berries, violets and rose hips, along with notes that are reminiscent of pepper, cigar box and earth.