Xinomavro is northern Greece’s most noble variety, planted in approximately 2,166 hectares of vineyards. It is a capricious grape that presents an equal challenge to the viticulturist and the wine-maker, but has nevertheless produced some of the most exciting wines to emerge from Greece since the 60s. Xinomavro wines are not particularly striking in color; their magic lies in the aromatic complexity of small red fruits and floral tones such as the rose leather, sun-dried tomato and sophisticated truffle notes complement the bouquet, particularly of a mature wine. Solid tannins call out for aging, while it is widely accepted that Xinomavro is capable of yielding high-quality terroir wines. It appears in four PDO-certified areas: in two as a single variety, and in the others in blends. Single vineyard bottlings from old vines show the world class potential of the grape. It is a gastronomic wine paired ideally with lamb and rich meaty dishes.