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Winemaker's Note

Naoussa is a light and aromatic wine with soft tannins from selected vineyards in Naoussa.

Varieties

100% Xinomavro

Production

n/a

Ageing

5-8 years

Cellaring

12 months in French and American oak casks of 225 and 500lt, 3 to 5 years old. Further ageing in bottle for 6 months

Origin

Selected vineyard blocks of young age within the private vineyards at Yianakohori and vineyards in the broader region of Naoussa

Food Pairing

You can enjoy it with or without food. It is a perfect companion for food with tomato sauce, cheese and light dishes with some fat like charcuterie

Analytical Data

Alcohol:  14% abv
pH:  3,39
Titratable acidity:  6,2 g/lt
Volatile acidity:  0,47 g/L
Residual sugar:  2,8 g/lt
Phenolic index:  n/a
Color intensity:  n/a
Free/Total sulfites:  n/a

Naoussa’s vineyards stretch along the foothills and eastern slopes of Mount Vermio in Macedonia and cover approximately 5,000 hectares that range from 80 to 350 metres altitude. The climate is cool Mediterranean with continental influences, nice cool winters and warm summers. The annual rainfall is around 650mm. The grapes selected for Naoussa label, are from young vineyard blocks within the private vineyards at Yianakohori and vineyards in the broader region of Naoussa. The vineyards selected give grapes with complex aromatic character at soils with low pH

The grapes are handpicked in small crates. They initially rest at 10C and they are then sorted on a conveyor belt before crush. They are transferred in stainless steel tanks. After a six day pre fermentation cold soak at 8-10° C, the must undergoes a 12-15 day vinication at controlled temperatures between 20-23C. We do so, in order to achieve an aromatic and less tannic wine. Finally, the wine is transferred to oak barrels to undertake malolactic fermentation and mature. The first blend is made five months after harvest and the last racking takes place about six months later just before bottling

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