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Xinomavro

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The most important grape of Naoussa, Greece where wine enthusiasts often cite the Xinomavro’s similarities to the Nebbiolo grape and the collector-worthy wine’s of Barolo.

Primary Flavors

  • Raspberry
  • Plum Sauce
  • Anise
  • Allspice
  • Tobacco

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body

High Tannins

High Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

An excellent food pairing wine with cheesy pastas, mushroom risotto, roast chicken and pork or even a dry-aged steak where the tannins help cleanse the palate.

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