Kir Yianni, Ramnista, Xinomavro 2016
Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece
This wine comes from a single vineyard on the slopes of Mt. Vermio. Xinomavro is a bit like Nebbiolo in its high acid/tannin combination and can age well like Nebbiolo. The nose opens up in the glass with savory notes and plum and the flavors develop into a long finish.
Kir Yianni (Mr. John) Boutari has been making great wine for 30 years and started championing the xinomavro in Naoussa in the nineties. See why!