Thymiopoulos, Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Naoussa, Greece 2020
(at Decanter Tasting Suite, London, 23 Mar 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2024
This is The Society's bestselling Greek red, and no wonder. It's incredible value, and a brilliant introduction to the Xinomavro grape. Juicy, approachable and fresh, serve it lightly chilled and enjoy the cranberry, cherry and tomato leaf flavours. There's no oak here (it's aged in a mix of stainless steel and concrete), just an uncomplicated, joyful fruit purity. Also try the 'Alta' Xinomavro from the same talented producer; this does see some oak and has a more leathery and tomato profile.
Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes