Katima Katsaros Valos Xinomavro


8 in stock

Vintage: 2017
Region: Thessaly, Greece
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Xinomavro

Katima Katsaros Valos Xinomavro has notes of fresh raspberries, strawberries, red cherries, rose petals, basil, thyme, and tomato paste.

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8 in stock

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About Katima Katsaros Valos Xinomavro

Katima Katsaros Valos Xinomavro has an absolutely beautiful nose with luscious fresh raspberries, strawberries, red cherries, fresh tomatoes, and rose petals. Flavors include dried red fruit, fresh basil, thyme, and tomato paste with a very evident tannin structure.

About Katima Katsaros

Katima Katsaros is a small family estate located in Krania, on the slopes of lower Olympus, perched at an altitude of 700 meters. Established in 1981 by Dr. Dimitris Katsaros with the invaluable contribution of his wife Stella. Since 2007, his son and production manager Evripidis Katsaros, after studying General Biology at the University of Bordeaux and Oenology at the University of Burgundy, continues the family tradition.

About Xinomavro

Xinomavro (or Xynomavro) is a dark-skinned grape variety widely planted in northern Greece. It is also cultivated to a lesser extent, in the Republic of North Macedonia.

The variety is highly regarded in its native Greece as the finest red wine the country has to offer. With its characteristically high tannin and acidity, Xinomavro is structurally one of the biggest red wines in the Mediterranean and indeed Europe.

The word Xinomavro itself is a conjunction of the Greek words for acid and black, though this is often translated as black and sour (see also Negroamaro). This gives some indication as to the flavor and structure of the wines made from the variety.

In youth, they remain true to their name, although Xinomavro wines can age gracefully for many years. Classic flavor characteristics include prune, strawberry, and sundried tomato.

Oak maturation can help to tame Xinomavro, but care is needed as too much can overwhelm the wine. In some circles, the use of oak is eschewed, with locally-grown walnut used instead as it imparts no discernible flavor.


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