Bottles of Xinomavro and Limniona
For an everyday red Greek wine you cannot do much better than the 2013 Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Xinomavro Young Vines, Naoussa. This floral, black and tart berry fruited wine is best drunk on the first night. The 2011 Domaine Zafeirakis, Limniona, Tyrnavos is progressing since tasted this past summer. It takes several hours for the lifted, citric, red fruit with cream to show best, though it still leaves the impression of tightness. I recommend one more year of age. If you want a change in your routine then grab both of these. These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.
2013 Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Xinomavro Young Vines, Naoussa – $15
Imported by Athenne Importers. This wine is 100% Xinomavro. Alcohol 13%. With floral, black fruit that is followed by tart berries, this wine offers plenty of forward drinking flavors. It is a bit dry. Best on the first night. ** Now.
2011 Domaine Zafeirakis, Limniona, Tyrnavos – $20
Imported by Oenos LLC. This wine is 100% Limniona. Alcohol 13%. The fine nose makes way to primarily red fruit with some black fruit driven by watering acidity. With air the flavors become somewhat rounded with lifted red fruit and citrus notes. As the wine fleshes out it takes on a touch of cream. *** 2017 – 2022.