Discover the terroir of Naoussa For Two
The PDO Naoussa wine production zone was first established in 1971. Amid a gorgeous natural setting around the picturesque town of Naoussa and overlooking the Gulf of Thermaikos, the city of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki peninsula, there lies the PDO Naoussa. The climate is temperate Mediterranean, with continental influences, cold winters and relatively hot summers. Most of the vineyards extend on the south-eastern slopes of Vermio at an altitude ranging from 150-400m. The diversity of terrains, altitudes, aspects and soils on the hilly slopes of Mt Vermio, result in significant differences among the vineyard sites and, thus, allow for the existence of many smaller distinct terroirs. The soils show great variation, even within the same vineyard.
According to legislation, PDO Naoussa applies exclusively to red wines, produced from 100% Xinomavro. The stylistic spectrum is rather varied as a result of the diversity of the different available terroirs. In general, the PDO wines display pale colour, high level of tannins, which needs time to soften, and high acidity. The aromas range from fruits such as strawberry and sour cherry to vegetal characteristics such as tomato and olives, sweet spices and some floral notes.
🕐 Eight hours tour plan:
A certified Cinque’s Sommelier will come to pick you up from your current hotel at the time that was arranged by the booking, and will be your personal guide for your tour until the end. The chosen transportation’s vehicle will be a Class E car, chosen for your own comfort.
- First Stop
Reaching the first vineyard, just outside the ancient Nemea. After a short-walk around the vines, you will able to have a vertical wine tasting of the wines made from the specific grapes.
- Second Stop
Arriving to the second Vineyard, after a short tour, you will have the chance for your second vertical wine tasting, include two different vintages.
- Third Stop
Finally, arriving to the last destination, a third tasting will begin.
Before going back to your hotel, you’ll have the chance to visit a winery, and having the experience of the wine-making procedure (the wine-making procedure may vary depending on the season).
All the wine tastings are accompanied with snacks, and water. A Book about the wine region of Naoussa “Xinomavro, The Wine-grape Variety” authored by Stavroula Kourakou – Dragona is also included, wine tasting notes about the wine and the terroir will be displayed in a tablet. Any questions you may have, our certified Sommelier will always be by your side to assist you.
You can have access to more wine tastings, or wine served by the glass. You may order all our available wines online which can be shipped worldwide.
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Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable
This experience is non-refundable but can be changed upon request if there is availability.