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is a blend of 70% Xinomavro and 30% Negoska grown organically in Fyliria (Goumenissa wine region) on sandy-clay soil.
After the grapes are harvested, they are pressed and the must undergoes a pre-fermentation cold maceration for 2 days. The temperature of the vats is then gradually raised to start the alcoholic fermentation.
Once completed, the wine remains in contact with the lees for 8 months before being transferred to French oak barrels where maturation continues for a further 12 months.
Goumenissa has a deep garnet colour with a complex bouquet of red fruits such as raspberry, blackberry and cherry. There are hints of spices, including olives, tomatoes and vanilla.
This full-bodied red is aromatic, rich in tannins with a complex and persistent finish. Best served between 16-18⁰C and accompanied by red or white meats (grilled, cooked or with sauce), pasta and yellow cheese.
Chatzivaritis Estate in Goumenissa (Greece)
The Chatzivaritis estate has 12 hectares of organic vineyards in northern Greece and offers a range of wines made mainly from endemic Greek grape varieties: Xinomavro, Roditis, Negoska, Assyrtiko!
It all started with love... when Vagelis Chatzivaritis met his future wife Olga Iakovidou in 1981. She was from Goumenissa, a place with a long tradition of winemaking.
As a wine lover himself and a man who also appreciated gastronomy and the simple pleasures of life, he began to make his own wine, to be enjoyed in the company of his good friends and close relatives.
The local story goes that the indigenous Greek varieties of Xinomavro and Negoska from which Goumenissa Chatzivaritis P.D.O. is produced, was the wine of choice of Philip, King of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great