You may not have heard of Xinomavro, Greece's best red grape, but if you have, it's probably thanks to Apostolos Thymiopoulos - arguably the top producer in the country, maker of some of its very best wines.
Apostolos is a sort of magician of Xinomavro, crafting from it a whole range of outstanding wines in a trademark silky, approachable style. They are all superb, but his and perhaps the country's best value everyday red comes from his youngest vines in Naoussa, in the heart of the northern-Greek winemaking region of Macedonia. Jeunes Vignes is an utterly delicious, immediately approachable Ximomavro that is halfway between Barolo and Burgundy in style. This is the sort of wine you want to buy by the case and keep on hand, and it redefines what Xinomavro can be.
Jancis Robinson made it her wine of the week back in February and had this to say:
...the unoaked young-vine red is the bargain ... What I like about this wine is its beguiling (but not simple) raspberry fruit on the nose and front palate and then the way it finishes with a slightly astringent note of cinders. It's not unlike Nebbiolo in build.Jancis Robinson MW
Our latest shipment of this utterly delicious drink is now in stock. You will not find a better wine at its price, anywhere.
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