PDO Naoussa

The largest vineyard of the Xinomavro variety in northern Greece lies in the northwestern part of the district of Imathia, on the southeastern slopes of Mount Vermio (2,052m) and at altitudes ranging from 150m to 350m. It is the PDO Naoussa zone (est.1972), which includes part of the areas of Naoussa (Naoussa, Giannakohori, Stenimahos), Anthemia (Kopanos, Lefkadia, Marina, Polla Nera) and Dovra (Trilofos, Fytia). The zone has rendered the combination of Xinomavro-Naoussa one of the most dynamic and renowned twin sets in the arena of dry red wines of Greece.

Amid a gorgeous natural setting around the picturesque town of Naoussa -the most distinctly Greek city of wine- and overlooking the Gulf of Thermaikos, the city of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki peninsula there lies one of the most significant vineyards of Greece, that of the PDO Naoussa wines. This is Xinomavro country, where the most multi-faceted native variety of northern
Greece reigns supreme. The great diversity of terrain as well as of climatic conditions gives Xinomavro and its robust red wines many an outlet for expression. It is worth noting that the considerable growth the zone has enjoyed originated to a great extent with the interest and investment of local wine growers. Thus, there are 18 wineries within the zone (17 of them are locally owned) and four more outside the zone which produce PDO Naoussa wines on a joint-venture basis. Another noteworthy fact is that the PDO Naoussa zone is the best researched winegrowing zone in Greece and it shows: the grand wine made from Xinomavro of a new era is in the works. 

Variety

 Xinomavro 100%

Wine types  

  • Dry red
  • Medium-dry red
  • Medium-sweet red