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Naoussa, located in the heart of Macedonia on the eastern slopes of Mount Vermion, 92km west of Thessaloniki was one of the first AOC (aka OPAP) regions in Greece and produces well-structured, full-bodied, long-lived red wines made from the native grapeXinomavro.
 
The vineyards of Naoussa are situated at an altitude of 330m and are exposed to a Mediterranean climate with strong continental influences. Quality estates reduce the vine yields by green-harvesting, to allow the grapes to mature in this cool climate. 
 
Xynomavro, the sole variety permitted under the Naousa  appellation and is the mainstay grape of west Macedonia (appellations of Amyntaio, Goumenissa, Giannitsa). It is regarded as one of two potential-laden red varieties (the other being Agiorgitiko) on which Greece's international status as a wine-producing nation can rest.
 
The name Xynomavro refers to the inherent high acidity (xyno=bitter). It is a versatile grape, producing a variety Read more »

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  • Thymiopoulos Vineyards Xinomavro Young Vines 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve 2007

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    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 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine Karydas Xinomavro 2009

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    Dry, barnyard, heavy hitter...don't think I could do a bottle by myself. Needs food, wine is too heavy to stand alone. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Thimiopoulos Xinomavro Uranos 2008

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    100% Xinomauro. Aromas of cherry, blackberry, vanilla and light black olive notes. It's very similar to Nebbiolo. It's cherry dominant, medium bodied with dry, grippy tannins. It's got a dust quality and additional notes of blackberry and vanilla on the finish. Tasty wine!6/2/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Katogi & Strofilia S. A. Xinomavro Naoussa 2005

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    Ruby color. Very complex nose with berries, smoky aromas, leather.On the palate rounded tannins, orange peel, red and black berries, good long finish. Really enjoyed it. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Boutari Naoussa 2004

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    Wine review by mdbran


  • Our company is called Sonata Wine, and we import wine from all over Greece to ... to ... Komotini/Maronia; Naoussa; and Thiva.&nbs Read More

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  • Boutari Naoussa 2007

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tsantali Naoussa 2004

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  • Hatzimichalis Xinomavro Naoussa 2000

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