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Ghi & Ouranos (Earth & Sky) 2018 Thymiopoulos Vineyards

CHF 35.00

(CHF 46.55 /ltr)

Without a doubt this is Apostolos Thymiopoulos’ greatest hit! It is the wine that changed everything we know about Xinomavro. It has a medium ruby colour with an elegant nose that balances the classic and modern. Strawberry jam, ripe pomegranate, cranberry give the first tone followed by olive leaves and tomato – the characteristic aromas of the variety. On the mouth it is juicy and complex, showing excellent harmony: cinnamon, cranberry, strawberry, pomegranate and raspberry, velvety tannins, crisp acidity, fully integrated alcohol and full body.  The finish is long and immensely  enjoyable! Burgundian elegance paired with Greek originality. It can be drunk now but it will become a masterpiece if you give it 5 – 8 years more.

Description

Grape Variety: 100% Xinomavro 

Vinification: Blend of the best parcels of the estate. The grapes come from 44 year old vines organically farmed. 60% is destemed, maceration for 40 days, fermentation using indigenous yeasts. The wine is matured for 18 months in used 500lit wooden French barrels. 

Alcohol Level: 14%

Tasting Note: Without a doubt this is Apostolos Thymiopoulos’ greatest hit! It is the wine that changed everything we know about Xinomavro. It has a medium ruby colour with an elegant nose that balances the classic and modern. Strawberry jam, ripe pomegranate, cranberry give the first tone followed by olive leaves and tomato – the characteristic aromas of the variety. On the mouth it is juicy and complex, showing excellent harmony: cinnamon, cranberry, strawberry, pomegranate and raspberry, velvety tannins, crisp acidity, fully integrated alcohol and full body.  The finish is long and immensely  enjoyable! Burgundian elegance paired with Greek originality. It can be drunk now but it will become a masterpiece if you give it 5 – 8 years more. 

Food Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, roasted lamb, game and hard aged cheeses.

Strictly limited quantities.

 

Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Naoussa – Central Macedonia – 50 hectares – organic cultivation (certified, but not mentioned on the label)

The Thymiopoulos family has been in agriculture and grape-growing in the village of Trilofos for generations. Apostolos Thymiopoulos was the first to vinify the family vineyards while studying enology. In 2005, he produced his first wine named “Earth and Sky”. He truly believes in sustainable viticulture and minimum intervention during the whole winemaking process. His methods incorporate organic and biodynamic practices; guinea fowls and turkeys are used for pest control and the use of herbicides is avoided. In the winery, fermentation is carried out using wild yeasts and the wines are bottled unfiltered, with only the minimum addition of sulfur. Apostolos devotes himself exclusively to Xinomavro, the emblematic variety of the Naoussa region,  a difficult grape that expresses “terroir” as well as the craftsmanship of the “vigneron”. And what a craftsman he is! Almost all of his wines have over 90/100 Parker points and Jancis Robinson raves about them.