While keeping ourselves busy with tasting wine on Chestnut St., jogging across the Golden Gate Bridge or browsing shops in Cow Hollow, new wines always make the day more fun. Greece’s rising wine making star Apostolos Thymiopoulos brings San Francisco flavors from a special red grape called Xinomavro.
The xinomavro has a breathtaking array of aromas and flavors, complex enough to make even the best old world wines blush with envy. It is exceedingly age worthy, food friendly and unique in flavor. This varietal is idiosyncratic; a wine for those in the know. Xinomavro is enjoyed by Greece’s “hip” wine drinking circles.
Thymiopoulos is a young wine maker hailing from the north of Greece. He has made international waves with his distinct and innovative xinomavro wines produced from his family’s 200 acre vineyard. The vineyards are located at Trilofos and Fytia, at southern tip of the appellation of Naoussa.
You can enjoy the xinomavro wine from Thymiopoulos’ Young Vines at Mezes Greek Kitchen and Wine Bar. this wine has a wonderful purple red colour. Complex, typical bouquet of red small fruits, cherry, blackberry, plum. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity. Long and pleasant aftertaste.
Stin igia sas! Cheers!