Type: Red, dry
Category: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Noussa
Variety: Xinomavro 100%
Collection: PDO Cinque Selection
Cold soak for 24 hours, “bleeding out” of rose depending on year, controlled alcoholic fermentation with
selected yeast strain at 20-27C, soft maceration with intense turnovers before onset of fermentation,
malolactic fermentation,French oak barrels for 12 months.
AGEING:In French oak barrels for 12 months (Allier, Nevers 400 lt).
Typical, classic wine of Naoussa. Deep red colour with bright hues and an intense personality. It produces a
rich bouquet of ripe red fruit, raspberry, sun dried tomato and plum, coexisting with the aromas of cinnamon,
pepper, black olives and wood. A rich body, good balance and structure, in the mouth it is soft, without
bitterness or harsh tannins.
Xinomavro (also often spelled Xynomavro) is a red-wine grape originating in Greece, more particularly in northwestern Greece, in the Imathia region of Macedonia, in what are now the monovarietal appellations of Naoussa and Amynteo; Naoussa is often regarded the best source. Xinomavro is generally considered one of the dozen and a half or so of world-class red-wine grapes (those in boldface in the varietals list to the left of the page).
Every year the Association of Friends of The American Farm School of Thessaloniki in Athens, they are raising money for a full scholarship of a student.
Their main source is an American bbq that the last two years, due to covid 19, was cancelled.
In this point its our contribution, since Nikitas, Cinque’s Oenologist and Sommelier, has graduated from the AFS. He chose 4 wines, under a special label, and from the sales we will give to the scholarship.