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2007 Boutari Legacy "1879 - Single Vineyard" Naoussa

Regular price $55.00
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2007 Boutari Legacy "1879 - Single Vineyard" Naoussa

Regular price $55.00
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Aged for 18 months in French barrique, and released after a decade in the winery's cellars, this is Greek wine in a profound, but generous style. Xinomavro reigns supreme as the top red grape variety in Greece. It is perhaps only rivalled by the Agiorgitiko grape, found in Southern Greece in the Peloponnese. Agiorgitiko's southern climate makes generous, easier wines, but up in the northern reaches of Macedonia, in the historic region of Naoussa, Xinomavro stakes its position with earthy, powerfully structured wines that resonate with this wine soul more clearly. 

This is a great introduction to the highest reaches of Greek winemaking. In any other country the top wine from one of the greatest producers in the region would cost four times this. Regarding its style, the wine leans modern with its use of French Barrique, and the barrel spices are apparent, but it is unmistakably old world in character. The barrel acts to soften Xinomavro's "Acid-Black" intensity, as the grape in its youth can be as difficult to drink as Nebbiolo. The wine is sourced from an old vine vineyard in Trifolos, which seems to make softer, rounder examples of Xinomavro. Xinomavro evokes the same dried red fruits, alpine freshness, smoke, and mushroom I find in great Nebbiolo from Barolo or Barbaresco, but in this warm 2007 vintage, the fruit is even more generous and supple. For all you Italian nerds out there, you're gonna love this.

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