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2008 Boutari Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece

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Score: 88  
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
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88/100  
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Grape Variety

Xynomavro is a dark-skinned grape variety widely planted in northern Greece and, to a lesser extent, the Macedonian Republic. The variety is highly regarded in its native Greece as the finest red wine the country has to offer. With its characteristically high tannin and acidity, Xynomavro is structurally one of the biggest red wines in the Mediterranean, and indeed Europe.

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Region
  • Naousa (or Náoussa) is a town in the hills of Macedonia, northern Greece. It is situated an hour's drive west of the regional capital Thessaloniki, and is not to be confused with the identically-named village on the Aegean island of Paros. In 1971 it became Greece's very first wine region to be given its own official appellation title, and served as a model for the Greek appellation system. The classic Naoussa wine is a structured, savory red made exclusively from Macedonia's flagship red-wine grape Xynomavro.

    Top-quality Naoussa ranks among Greece's very finest red wines. The best examples inspire comparisons with the ...more

  • Greece – the mountainous, Mediterranean country in the sun-drenched south-east of Europe – is often considered the birthplace of civilization. Archaeological evidence suggests that wine has been made in some parts of Greece for more than 4,000 years, and wine references in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey confirm that viniculture was prevalent here by the 8th Century BC. Wine's importance is also evident in Greek mythology; Dionysus (the Greek god of wine) appears in leg...more

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