Naoussa Alta Apostolos Thymiopoulos Xinomavro 2021
Xinimavro displays the freshness of Pinot and the structure of Nebbiolo.
Naoussa Alta walks along the same path and teaches lessons of finesse and balance. While it has a medium to light body, it has incredible fruit condensation and juicy, silky tannins. Fruit, flowers, and hints of tomatoes create a fragrant maypole that with eyes closed, you recognize that only Apostolos Thymopoulos could be hiding behind it.
When to drink it? Now! With light tomato meat dishes, as well as eggplant or mushroom dishes, Naoussa Alta is simply epic.
Apostolos Thymiopoulos devotes himself exclusively to xinomavro, the emblematic variety of the Naoussa region, expressing “terroir” as well as the craftsmanship of the “vigneron”. Xinomavro doesn't leave room for mistake, either in the vineyard, or in the winery. Vinified according to the rules of the art, xinomavro yields acid, tannic yet ethereal, long lived wines with a distinctive aromatic profile.
Naoussa region has a warm continental climate, tempered by the cooling winds coming either from Vermio mountain or from the sea. Lower temperatures linked to high altitude, and big diurnal range during ripening season offer freshness and elegance to the wines.