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We're off to sunny Greece for this weeks wine. Greek wines have had a huge renaissance the last few years and this is well earned. This weeks wine is from Thymiopoulos Vinery and the grape is called Xinomavro, but don't ask me to pronounce it!
Thymiopoulos vineyards in Naoussa has highlighted the new order of things when using the Xinomavro grape in winemaking. Vineyards are biodynamically cultivated and depending on the terroir, different vinification techniques are applied. This results in wines that are of the highest quality and set a new standard for Greek wines.
Thymiopoulos Naoussa Alta 2019 214,90 kr
It has pale ruby colour with garnet hues.
Lovely nose, full of juicy red fruit. Strawberry, cherry, cranberry, primrose, lavender, clove, cinnamon, star anise, and tomato sauce make up an impressive bouquet.
On the palate, it has a medium to light body, crisp acidity, and moderate but juicy tannins. Strawberry, raspberry, and cherry are interlaced with fennel, butter, black tea, cinnamon and ripe tomato in a delicious and silky whole. Earthy aftertaste that lasts.
Pair it with cooked meats, pepper fillets and meat-appetizers.