2018 Thymiopoulos Vineyards Young Vines Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece (750 ml)

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Since 2005, Apostolos has been on a mission to define what Greek wines represent to the world; in bygone days, the wines of Northern Greece (and specifically Naoussa) were thought to be highly tannic with bracing acidity that needed prolonged time in barrel in order to be palatable. Apostolos disagreed, and with the introduction of Uranos in 2005, the Modern Greek wine movement began! Thymiopoulos Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that follows biodynamic farming principles, allowing the grapes to express the rocky, granite and schist terroir with as little intervention as possible. Apostolos’ focus is on using only the native yeasts for fermentation and using larger neutral oak barrels in order to bring the varieties fruit flavors and terroir expressions to the forefront.

Beautiful translucent garnet color with bright red flashes. The nose has complex aromas of cherry, black raspberry compote and red plum. The palate is surprisingly full and mirrors the nose, showing dried cherries, blackberry and red fruit, with a long, juicy, spicy finish, spiked with green, stemmy tannins.

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