Red Dry Wine, Vintage 2015, PDO Xinomavro
Deep red colour, with medium density without Naoussa`s strict formality. Spices and intense aromas of dried fruits and warmth in the nose.Full body and rich with overbearing but not aggressive tannins.
With district presence in a balanced combination with the special touches of the barrel.
Barrel: 12 months
Serving temperature: 16-18 ℃
Ageing strength: Very high
Food pairing: Stews, Strong cheeses
Name of Origin: P.D.O. Naoussa
Kokkinos Naoussa Xinomavro 2015 $19.99
Newcomers to the xinomavro grape, seeking reference points to describe its characteristics, will often point to the nebbiolo wines of northwestern Italy. This xinomavro from Naoussa in northern Greece suggests the comparison is apt. The dark tarlike fruit, acidity and firm tannins are reminiscent of nebbiolo, yet there’s also a brightness that is xinomavro’s own. Serve it with — what else? — lamb chops. (Verity Wine Partners, New York)