Thymiopoulos Atma Red 2021

Thymiopoulos Atma Red 2021

The Atma wines are some of the best value you'll find anywhere. Made by Apostolos Thymiopoulos (arguably the best winemaker in Greece) with fruit purchased from selected small growers, they offer levels of character, quality and interest almost unheard of at this price. The red is 70% Xinomavro from various parcels around Naoussa, in many cases farmed biodynamically and 30% Mandilaria from Santorini. All the grapes are hand picked and fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with wild yeasts. The wine is aged for eight months in concrete vats before bottling. It has gorgeous cherry fruit, lovely freshness and poise. In other words, this is a delicious, handmade wine from one of the world's top winemakers at a fraction of the price you would normally expect to pay.

Lively, transparent garnet. Ridiculously good value for a wine with such character. The acidity and lift are evident and perhaps you need to have encountered Xinomavro before. Lovely fruit that tastes as though it comes from somewhere relatively cool – so ethereal is it. Then a dry, savoury finish. Very good value.

16.5 points

Jancis Robinson MW, 23/05/2023

Regular price£12.95
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Wine Details

Type Red
Country Greece
Region Macedonia
Producer Thymiopoulos
Vintage 2021
Grape Varieties Xinomavro, Mandilaria
ABV 13.0%
Bottle Size 75 cL

Producer Profile

Apostolos Thymiopoulos is Greece's best red winemaker - a master of the Xinomavro grape variety in all its styles (many of which he pioneered). The core of the range is a series of Xinomavros from Naoussa, each of which offers a unique take on this world-class grape variety. The entry-level Jeunes Vignes is one of the best value wines to be found anywhere - a joyful, juicy red designed for early drinking. Earth & Sky, from older vines, is the flagship - the wine that more than any other has cemented Thymiopoulos' (and Xinomavro's) reputation for excellence around the world. At the top of the tree are three single site Naoussas from old vines - Kayafas, Aftorizo and Vrana Petra. These are outstanding by any measure, and comparisons with top Barolo are fully justified. The rest of the range continues to grow - his Rapsani from the foothills of Mount Olympus is superb, and his ageworthy Rosé de Xinomavro is one of the most complex and compelling rosés you will ever taste. Across all the wines, his signature style of silky, elegant tannins and beautiful balance shine through.

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