2011 Harvest Naoussa
Following a vast tradition since the first red wine (Naoussa Boutari) was bottled in Greece and after years of experience with the unique terroirs of Naoussa, the 2011 vintage for Xinomavro finished last week. Hand picking of the grapes and transport to the winery of Boutari began on the 26/9 and ended on the 30/9. Xinomavro maturity was very good and all the grapes received obtained excellent intensity of color. Seed and skin maturity levels were also at superior level due to the extended heat during the last days of ripening. Right now maceration and alcoholic fermentation are under way which are promising very rich and fragrant wines. Like every year the different terroirs in the region of Naoussa are vinified separately in order to give us the best results when blending to produce the world famous Naousa Boutari and Grand Reserve Boutari.
—Vasilis Georgiou, enologist, NaoussaExplore posts in the same categories: Naoussa, Xinomavro