Thymiopoulos Xinomavro 2021
The Thymiopoulos family have been growing grapes in the Naoussa region of Greek Macedonia for generations, winemaker Apostolos’ father, Sergios began by selling to local wineries. Seizing the opportunity to begin making wines under the family name, Apostolos released his first vintage in 2005, focusing on the local Xinomavro grape and taking advantage of the family’s old bush vines, to produce high-quality modern examples of the indigenous variety.
Maintaining the same low-intervention approach to viticulture of previous generations, his methods incorporate organic and biodynamic practices; guinea fowls and turkeys are used for pest control and the use of herbicides is avoided. Fermentation is carried out using wild yeast and the wines are bottled unfiltered, with only the minimum addition of sulphur.