2019 Dalamara "Paliokalias" Naoussa Greece Xinomavro

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Xinomavro, pronounced ksee-NOH-mah-vroh, may be a new grape to many of you, but it is Greece’s most serious red wine grape variety. It presents all of the dried red fruits, leather, game, spice, and tar from serious Nebbiolo examples, but with mountainous Greek origin. Naoussa is the region in Macedonia in Northern Greece that is most associated with the variety and tends to release the best examples. The Dalamaras family have been making wine and distilling spirts in Naoussa since 1840. Sixth-generation Kostis Dalamaras took over in 2010. The 6 hectares of vineyard are farmed organically, planted to Xinomavro, and here in the Paliokalias vineyard at about 240-300 m elevation in the foothills of Mount Vermio, the oldest vines are 85 years old. The result is one of Greece’s best examples of this noble red grape variety. It’s well structured and mainly red-fruited in youth, with lifted red rose florals and savory aromas of olive, dried tomato, cured meats and tobacco.

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Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Until the new shop opens in San Antonio, we can transfer or ship wine to San Antonio. At checkout, choose Pick Up in Houston, and email us and we will transfer or ship your wine to San Antonio free of charge.

For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.


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