Xynomavro (ZEE-no-mav-ro)

Sometimes spelled xinomavro. From xyno, acid, and mavro, black. Greece’s most intense, well-respected red grape. Probably originated near the Naoussa region in northern Greece and still used to make the wine called Naoussa, one of the best Greek reds. Also used in blends to make many other impressive Greek wines including Gouménissa and Rapsáni.


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