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TRADE: Experience Ancient and Indigenous Varietals of Greece

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Date(s) - 06/05/2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Faith & Flower

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Naoussa logo 500Experience Ancient and Indigenous Varietals of Greece

Presented by Old World Vines and Wines of Naoussa

Ancient and indigenous varietals of Greece are experiencing a renaissance and are receiving accolades for their fine quality and depth of flavor. Meet visiting winemakers from the Northern region of Greece, taste their wines, and learn about the techniques of winemakers from the region.

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Wines of Naoussa presents 13 wineries pouring their Xinomavro wines. Xinomavro is the main and noblest indigenous red grape varietal of northern Greece. Its name reveals its basic features: high in acidity (Xino – sour), and deep almost black in color (mavro – black) with powerful tannins. This combination of high acidity and phenolic richness results in wines with the possibility of aging for many years. Wines made from Xinomavro have a complex and unique aromatic character, composed of fruity and vegetal aromas of tomato and olive.

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In addition to Xinomavro, Domaine Porto Carras will present their portfolio of ancient and indigenous varietals including Malagouzia, Assyrtiko, and Limnio as well as their varietal blends including Melesanthi, Magnus Baccata, and Chateau Porto Carras.

Wineries represented include:
Dalamara Winery
Diamantakos Estate
Domaine Porto Carras
Elinos SA
Estate Chrisohoou
Foundi Estate
Karydas Estate
Kelesidis Estate
Kir-Yianni Estate
Kokkinos Stavros Vineyard
Melitzanis Winery
Thymiopoulos Vineyard
Vaeni Naoussa Co-Op

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Check out photos from the event: [miniflickr photoset_id=72157645091681743&sortby=date-posted-asc&per_page=20]

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