A limited offering of a premium six pack featuring two of the most distinctive Greek indigenous varietals, xinomavro from Naoussa in northern Greece and assyrtiko from the magical island of Santorini. All of the producers are internationally recognised as key producers in their regions and are considered master producers making wines renowned world wide for their quality and consistency. The wines can be savoured now or put aside in your wine cellar for ageing. These are not wines you will find readily in bottle shops.
2013 Kir Yianni ‘Ramnista' (Xinomavro, Naoussa, Western Macedonia)
Aromas of strawberry, vanilla and sweet spices on the nose, plenty of volume and richness on the palate, where the aromas of the oak balance with the pleasant acidity and the fruity aftertaste of the wine. Soft mouthfeel coming from a vintage that produced expressive and very aromatic wines.
2018: Thessaloniki International Wine Competition, Bronze; 2017: TEXSOM International Wine Awards, Silver: 2017:Decanter, Silver, 90 pts; 2016: Robert Parker, 92 points; Wine and Spirits, 93 pts.
2009 Dalamara Paliokalias (Xinomavro, Naoussa, Western Macedonia)
Great bouquet of forest fruits, figs, leather and spices. Full bodied on the palate, worn leather, cigar box, wet stones and rich dark fruits. Long finish medium tannins
2017: Jancis Robinson, 17.5 pts. 2016: Robert Parker, 91 pts.
2015 Thymiopoulos Nature (Xinomavro, Naoussa, Western Macedonia)
Splendid, purple red colour. Complex, typical bouquet of red small fruits, cherry, blackberry, plum. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity. Long and pleasant aftertaste.
2017 Gaia Thalassitis (Assyrtiko, Santorini)
Lemon pulp and orange rind aromas. It is full-bodied, and well-structured on the palate with crisp acidity and distinctive minerality. Zippy minerality and fresh fruit flavours in a clean and balanced package, with the characteristic smoke and saline edge typical of traditional expressions of the variety.
2018: Robert Parker, 95 pts. Wine Enthusiast, 90 pts.
2016 Argyros Oak Fermented (Assyrtiko, Santorini)
Deep rich yellow colour and rich bouquet of aromas deriving from the fermentation of the wine in the barrel. Prominent notes of lemon, jasmine and more intensely tea, hints of roasted nuts, butter and tobacco. Round body, rich and oily on the palate.
2018: Robert Parker, 90 pts.
2015 Hatzidakis Cuvee (Assyrtiko, Santorini)
Golden yellow colour, delicate aromas of ripe yellow fruits, fresh citrus and minerality. Elegant palate with notes of salted caramels, nutty and leesy, with a soft, broad texture. Minerality and saline savouriness evident in the long aftertaste.