Summer is leaving its arrival late! Rain and temperatures more akin with autumn have been the norm the last few weeks. And so we have had to go to our red comfort wines to find some respite. This week we’re of to one of our new favourite wine countries again, Greece!
We have featured the wines of The Thymiopoulos family before. Just a few weeks ago we featured the rosé, but the Xinomavro grape can also make a fine red wine. Apostolos Thymiopoulos is a winemaker known for understanding the grape variety better than anyone. When he took on the family estate located in the north of Greece, in central Macedonia, he stopped selling the grapes his ancestors had sold to other neighboring wineries in order to start making his own wines. He now makes elegant wines with a Mediterranean character.
Thymiopoulos Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes comes from a mixture of plots lying at an altitude of 200-500 metres above sea level. These are young vines planted on shale, granite and limestone soils that grow under the influence of a continental microclimate. They are cultivated using biodynamic agriculture and the harvest is carried out manually and late to achieve maximum ripeness.
Thymiopoulos Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes 2020 - 194,90 kr
Very smooth and fine wine. REd berries like rasberry and straberries on the nose. Great minerality and acidity. The red berries continue in the mouth. It’s also a quite complex wine that will survive a few years in the cellar, but also drinks really well now.