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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