Dalamara Naoussa 2018/20, Naoussa
You probably won’t find a better introduction to Greece’s most important red grape variety than in Dalamara’s Naoussa Xinomavro. This – all red cherry, savoury black olive and tomato leaf, supported by firm, fresh tannins – shows exactly why this grape variety is often compared with Nebbiolo.
Since 1840 the Dalamara family have been making wine and distilling spirits in Naoussa. 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. The soil is porous rock (Travertina) and there is evidence of cold water streams running at its lower levels.
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