Atma Red, Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Naoussa, Greece 2017

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Atma Red, Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Naoussa, Greece 2017

11.95

A tremendous wine for the money from Apostolos Thymiopolous, one of the most revered winemakers in Greece. It’s a blend of Xinomavro from Naoussa and Mandilaria from the island of Santorini. The Xinomavro grapes are dried outside for 3 days, which softens and concentrates the flavours and, as a result, the wine has a depth and complexity that you rarely find in an everyday red. Despite Xinomavro’s reputation as a tannic variety, this wine is anything but a brute. In fact, it’s soft and succulent and remarkably fresh with red fruits aplenty on the nose and palate. Apostolos told us that he puts his wines through a slow and gentle maceration to tame the grape’s rustic side, leaving just a pinch of structural tannins (suggesting it has time on its side) while coaxing plenty of wonderful juicy and playful flavours out. Imagine a juice blend of strawberries and blackberries picked straight from the bush and given piquancy by a squeeze of pomegranate overlaid by flowers and sweet spices from the Xinomavro and white pepper from the Mandilaria. A really fresh and succulent wine that doesn’t know how good it is. 13% alc. Unoaked. Drink now-2022.

Customer comments:

”This wine is great.” - Mr S. L.

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