Foundi Estate single vyd naoussa 2017


The Foundi Estate Single Vineyard Naoussa 2017 is a premium red wine from the Naoussa appellation in Macedonia, Greece, known for its distinctive Xinomavro grape. This grape is central to the wine's character, offering a unique taste profile. The wine is produced from selected vineyards in the Ramnista area, cultivated by the viticulturist Nikos Foundis. It features a full body and an alcohol content of about 14%. The wine undergoes aging in French oak barrels for one year, which rounds off its rich tannins and imparts a subtle hint of wood to the palate. This process enhances the natural noble bouquet of Xinomavro, contributing to the wine's full mouthfeel and elegant aftertaste. The wine's special characteristics include an intense red color and aromas of red fruit with notes of coffee and cocoa. It has been highly rated, scoring 93 out of 100, and is suggested to have a drinking window from 2025 to 2043, indicating its potential for aging. This ‘vin de garde’ is full of local character and pairs well with roasted meats, meats with spicy sauces, and Naoussa's traditional savory pies. It is best served at room temperature, around 18°C