|General comments:||A robust red wine from one of the two largest wine producers in Greece. Classic, aged red Naoussa wine that expresses all the typical characteristics of the Xinomavro variety, with excellent reviews and ratings from the biggest international magazines and critics, such as the “Wine & Spirits Magazine” magazine, which gave this incredible red wine a score of 93 /100 points.|
|Type:||Dry Red Wine|
|Category:||Protected Designation of Origin “Naoussa”.|
|Characteristics:||A rich wine with a deep red colour and terracotta tints. The sweet aromas of dried fruit, dominated by tomato and fig, blend with the aromas of ageing, like cinnamon, vanilla, wood and spices. A potent wine, with a body characterized by an abundance of mature tannins, a result of the long ageing process. Lasting aftertaste. “Grande Reserve Naoussa” is the brand of the Boutari winery, being one of its first and most famous wines. A true example of an old red wine that first introduced to the market the concept of limited, controlled production from grapes from selected vineyards.
Ageing potential: 12-15 years
|Vinification:|| Classic red winemaking with a high level of compound extraction essential for a mature wine.
Aging 4 years (2 years in oak barrels and 2 years in bottle) .
|Food pairing:||Game, red meats and spicy cheeses. Heavily spiced dishes such as wild boar, goat stuffed with rice and offal, pork roulade with plums and hazelnuts. Spicy cheese varieties such as smoked Gouda and aged yellow cheese. Serving temperature 16-18°C .|
|Awards:||2017 Wine Advocate Robert Parker, 92p
2016 Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Top Red Wines, The Big Trophy .
2016 Wine Advocate Robert Parker, 91p