Anybody who knows anything about Xinomavro, Greece's best red grape, knows it makes big, tannic red wines which age for decades. In which case Apostolos Thymiopoulos is some sort of Xinomavro magician, making wines like no other. Jeunes Vignes is a fresh, light, immediately drinkable red with a lovely wild strawberry flavour.
...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
|Wine||Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes|
|Region||Greece > Macedonia|
|Vineyard||From Thymiopoulos's younger vines (but still between 10 and 18 years old) in two villages near Naoussa, central Macedonia.|
|Winemaking||Winemaking is as gentle as possible, with no oak and an emphasis on retaining pure fruit flavour.|
|Lifespan||Drinks very well on release. Could live for up to five years from vintage.|
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