For the “classic” bottling of Xinomavro, the grapes come from both old and young vines. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and then age in 500-liter used oak barrels for 1–2 years. The wine is kept in bottle for another year before release.
The 2017 is quite harmonious, with red and dark fruit, mineral, and spice notes. The tannins are well integrated with the fruit, and I find that, with an hour in a decanter, it really blossoms. Enjoy this with your favorite lamb dish.
The 2018 shows a touch more elegance than the slightly more opulent 2017. Decant this wine an hour before enjoying. Drink it now through 2028+.
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