Xinomvro (pronounced ksee-NO-mav-ro in Greek, though often zee-no-MAV-ro in English) is undoubtedly Greece’s star red grape variety, as complex, beguiling and varied in its expressions so as to be frequently compared to two of the world’s greatest red grapes – Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo.
As a dry red wine it is characterised by its light colour, red berry, sundried tomato, tobacco and spice aromas and its great structure with fine grained tannins and lots of acidity (the ‘xino’ in the name refers to its acidity).
Xinomavro is a northern Greek variety, a land unrecognisable to those more familiar with the blue of the Aegean. From the appellation of Rapsani on the foothills of Mount Olympus to the high-altitude plateau of Amyndeon in north-western Macedonia, and Goumenissa in the east, the mountainous north has a cool, wet climate with long spells of sunshine: the perfect conditions for producing exceptional wines.
To help explore the full range of Xinomavro, we have put together a mixed case of 6 classic Xinomavro red wines:
1x Alpha Estate Xinomavro Amyndeon PDO, Single Vineyard 'Hedgehog'
1x Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve, Old Vines, Single Block 'Barba Yannis'
1x Tsantali Rapsani PDO, Xinomavro-Krassato-Stavroto
1x Chatzivaritis Estate, Goumenissa PDO, Xinomavro-Negoska
1x Chatzivaritis Estate, 'Mus' Xinomavro
1x Diamantis Xinomavro
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