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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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