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Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve 1998

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Deep red colour with chestnut colored tints. Complex bouquet, with prevailing aromas of dried fruit, like tomato and fig. Further examination will reveal notes of wood and olive. A robust wine with a rich body, which maintains an insistent but calm aggression, due to its tannins.

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Boutari:
Boutari's Santorini winery opened in 1989 and has been named one of the most beautiful wineries in the world for the past several years. It's architecture is similar to that of the islands highly recognizable dome structure. Boutari has played a significant role in the resurgence and cultivation of the island's viticulture. The winery is located between Faros and Akrotiri, but the vineyards a... Read more
Boutari's Santorini winery opened in 1989 and has been named one of the most beautiful wineries in the world for the past several years. It's architecture is similar to that of the islands highly recognizable dome structure. Boutari has played a significant role in the resurgence and cultivation of the island's viticulture. The winery is located between Faros and Akrotiri, but the vineyards are located in various spots throughout the island. Santorini has a relatively small landscape and the majority of the island is dedicated to tourism - a constant fight for the wineries on the island. Boutari's estate is open for tours and tastings and has a small kitchen for light fare. A small movie theater is also located on the premises that showcases an educational video explaining the history of Santorini's wine culture. Throughout the year, the theater is also open for regular movie viewing - a major draw for many of the island's residents. The vineyard, planted in 1992, cover approximately 6 hectares of land. Because of the islands unique climate Boutari follows Santorini's traditional basket-trained method of grape growing, which protects the grapes from harsh winds and extreme heat. The vines are generally left to grow with little interference from the winemaker for the duration of the season. Low rainfall is offset by the porous character of the soil, pumice stone, as it absorbs the rain that falls in the winter. Additionally, the morning fog and humidity of the island provide additional moisture to the vines. The baskets, known as "koulara" are woven as they grow and are often as old as 75 years old when a new vine will be grown on to the original roots.The age of the original roots is unknown, but is said to date back thousands of years. The island is one of the few viticultural areas of the world that has not been affected by phyloxera - the volcanic soil accounts for the vines immunity as phyloxera can not live without clay. For this reason, the plants are pruned low, in the shape of a basket. The grapes are grown in the center, and are thus protected from the strong winds. They absorb and maintain humidity from the dense night fog. The soil is sandy, of volcanic nature, and covered with scoria, lava and pumice stone. These particular to the area conditions result in a relatively limited production, early ripening and good hygiene conditions for the grapes. Boutari's Santorini wines align with those of the rest of the island consisting of native, local white varieties, such as Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani. Boutari prime labels are Santorini and Nykteri as well as the dessert wine made from dried grapes, Vinsanto. Read less

Member Reviews for Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2013

A slight bramble berry and cough medicine nose with a creamy, smooth, soft, and mildly tannic entry, this Naoussa is ready for drinking. Some herbal bitters on the finish but well balanced otherwise. A very good wine for the price. Try with lamb souvlaki. 88 points.


Snooth User: schmarty
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0.50 5
Vintage: 1996 04/20/2012

Winemaker's Notes: Subtle aroma of dried fruit that also gives off a woody scent. Robust wine with body characterized by an abundance of mature tannins. The Grande Reserve Naoussa pairs well with game, red meat and sharp cheeses. source: wine.com


External Reviews for Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2013

Color: Deep red with brick tints.Aroma: Red fruit with hints of green olive, tomato juice, and cooking spices.Taste: Very balanced on the palate due to the unique characteristics of the Xinomavro grape making this an excellent wine to pair with food. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 04/22/2015

Color: Deep red with brick tints. Aroma: Red fruit with hints of green olive, tomato juice, and cooking spices. Taste: Very balanced on the palate due to the unique characteristics of the Xinomavro grape making this an excellent wine to pair with food. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2001 02/28/2009

Grande Reserve Naoussa Boutari100% Xinomavro, aged over 4 years in oak barrels and bottles


External Review
Vintage: 2001 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesBoutari Grande Reserve Naoussa is one of Boutari's first and best-known wines. It is the first red wine from Greece to introduce the designation of limited and controlled production among Greek wines. This fine red wine has been awarded numerous distinctions at prestigious international competitions. Boutari Grande Reserve Naoussa blends the tannic Xinomavro variety with the softness of barrel and bottle aging. Greece's 'Grande Reserve' designation is only be granted to wines that are barrel aged for two years (minimum), and then subsequently bottle aged for an additional two years (minimum). A wine apt to ageing wine, the approximate lifespan in a proper cellar is 12-15 years. Serve at 64F accompanied by dishes of game with spicy sauces and yellow cheeses.



Deep red colour with chestnut colored tints. Complex bouquet, with prevailing aromas of dried fruit, like tomato and fig. Further examination will reveal notes of wood and olive. A robust wine with a rich body, which maintains an insistent but calm aggression, due to its tannins.

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