2018 Thymiopoulos Rosé De Xinomavro
This 100% Xinomavro comes from several parcels of non-irrigated, young vines around the village of Fytia. Grapes are hand-picked, destemmed, macerated for 12 hours, fermentated with wild yeasts in stainless-steel tanks for 5 to 6 months. The wine is then aged for 4 months in 500-litre, second-use oak barrels.
93 points, Decanter. "Spends one night on skins before ferment, plus a few months in 500-litre barrels. The effect is texture and complexity, with no overt oak character. A salmon-copper coloured rosé: one of the rare ones that tastes like real wine. An exciting blend of bright acidity and wild strawberries builds on a flavoursome palate. Keep some for the cellar: tasting back through the vintages shows it develops with a savoury character that makes it a great match for charcuterie."