PLATINUM XINOMAVRO

CATEGORY: Naoussa PDO

About the wine

Platinum Xinomavro comes from selected vineyards of Naoussa. The selective harvest of grapes in combination with the ageing in the oak barrels enhanced the rich aromas of this fine wine.

Vineyards

Linear at double lanyard

Planting density

2.700 – 3.500 plants per hectare

Maximum Production

9.000 kg grapes per hectare

Wine region

Naoussa Viticultural Region, NW Macedonia

Soil

Clayey and Chalky

Grape Variety

Xinomavro

Type

Red Dry

Harvested

September - October

Vinification

Classic red vinification, aimed at promoting complex aromas. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maximum temperature, towards the end of fermentation, is 28 - 30°C. Maceration lasts 6-8 days, with the gentlest possible pumpovers. The wine is racked in barrels after malolactic fermentation (indigenous, non-commercial strains).

Ageing

18 months in barrel and 6 months in bottle.

Tasting Temperature

16° - 18°C

Cellar

5 to 8 years

Bouquet / Palate

Deep red color with strong details. Typical bouquet of red fruit, cinnamon and woody aromas. Shaking the wine, the aromas of vanilla, tomato, olive and chocolate become noticeable. Full of wine with a rich body, soft with an aftertaste of black fruit and toned tannins.

Food Pairing

Game, red meat and spicy cheese

Technical Data

Alcohol

13%

Total Acidity

5,3 g/l

Residual Sugar

3,0 g/l

pH

3.4

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