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Thymiopoulos Vineyards Xinomavro 2018

Produced and bottled by Apostolos Thymiopoulos, this exclusive red wine is made from Xinomavro, a grape variety native to Naoussa which has come to be recognised as one of Greece’s most significant red varieties. Traditionally the wines are pale in colour, yet high in tannins, somewhat akin to Italy's Nebbiolo. Grapes for the wine come from fifteen to twenty-five-year-old vines planted on schist and limestone-clay soils in Naoussa. They were handpicked in late September and early October and underwent fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, with 25% whole bunches used, before being bottled unoaked. Belying the pale colour, this wine packs in plenty of character, offering dark fruit, tobacco and black olive flavours alongside a bracing acidity and a bold tannic structure. Baby Barolo!


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The Producer Thymiopoulos Vineyards | Naoussa

Thymiopoulos Vineyards Naoussa, Greece

The Thymiopoulos family have been growing grapes in the Naoussa region of Greek Macedonia for generations, but it was Apostolos’ father Sergios who began growing them commercially to sell to local wineries. Whilst his father made a concerted effort to focus on improving quality,...

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The Region Republic of North Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia remains one of Europe’s last undiscovered wine countries: a natural paradise of vineyards, mountains, lakes and rivers, where life moves to a different rhythm, amidst the sprawling grandeur of rich historical ruins and idyllic villages that have remained practically unchanged for centuries. From Skopje,...

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Thymiopoulos Vineyards Xinomavro 2017 Inbox

The first bottle opened and I did not enjoy. Today 10th Jan 2021, I opened my second bottle.
The wine for me is very much food dependent.
Drinking with ripe goats cheese opened up the flavours of the wine and became very enjoyable

D. Tanguay
Thymiopoulos 2017

This is a fabulous red wine and an amazing discovery! I recommend it!!!