Single vineyard Xinomavro, considered Greece's Grand Cru, ageworthy but approachable now. Made in very limited quantities
Hugh Johnson "3-4 Stars (prestigious, good value), Young yet stellar producer in Naoussa. Xinomavros of great purity. Paliokalias single vineyard is world class"
Sixth-generation Kostis Dalamaras took over the vineyard and winery fully in 2009 and produced his first single-vineyard organic wine, Paliokalias 2009, now a historic wine. The 6-hectare large vineyard is farmed organically, planted mostly with Xinomavro at about 240-300m elevation and facing South, on the foothills of Mount Vermio. The oldest vines have an age of 85 years. Summers in the area are warm and dry, with plenty of sunshine and winters, are mild with cold spells.
Tasting Note: Beautiful warm red fruit, sweet spice with live tannins, this wine is ready
to drink now but can benefit from further ageing. It is aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Accompanies perfectly red meat and wild game.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 17+/20, Yiannis Karakasis MW 94/100 (2015)