Xinomavro is the noblest of the red grapes found in northern Greece. The low yield of the vines that grow in the cool mountains of the area is perfect for the Xinomavro grape to produce rich red wines with a high alcohol percentage, good colour and enough tannins to produce a great wine for longer ageing.
Xinomavro produces wines that are worth comparing to the great Nebbiolo-based reds from Barolo, Barbaresco and Valtellina in northwestern Italy, as well as the structured and spicy Pinot Noirs of Côtes de Nuits in Burgundy. Though classically used for reds.
Xinomavro can also be enjoyed as impressive blanc de noir wines, both still and sparkling, or as well-structured Rosés that are perfect for pairing with food, just like all Xinomavro wines are. Try it with roasted meats or fish mushrooms or casserole dishes with strong spices and heavy umami.