Thymiopoulos, 'Kayafas' Single Terroir, PDO Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece 2016

Regular price £21.49

Increasingly impressive and age-worthy Xinomavro from a master winemaker

From 0.9 hectares in Fitia. Partly ungrafted Xinomavro vines. Single vineyard, released only in international markets.

The Thymiopoulos family had been growing Xinomavro grapes on the southern tip of the Náoussa wine region, one of Greece's most established producing ageworthy, lively reds on the slopes of Mount Vermio, for several generations. It was on his return from oenology training in Athens that Apostolos began the eponymous winery in 2003, based on his family's vineyards, which nowadays supply Thymiopoulos. It is now cultivated biodynamically and certified organic.

Tasting Note: Fascinating nose with pomegranate, blood orange and strawberries. Earthy and mineral also. Layered, ripe and savoury with flesh and substance. Lovely.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 17/20 (2015), Tom Cannavan 92/100 "a lovely, lovely wine", Yiannis Karakasis MW 93+