The New Naoussa

Redefining Greece’s Classic Red


Kir Yianni

If assyrtiko is Greece’s greatest white grape, remarkable in its ability to translate place to taste and to deepen that expression for years after bottling, xinomavro is undoubtedly its red counterpart. Like assyrtiko, it thrives only in one place—Greek Macedonia—and stands out among its Mediterranean brethren for offering power aligned…

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This story appears in the print issue of August 2013.
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