Central Macedonia, Naoussa

Markovitis Winery

Markos Markovitis is the third-generation viticulturist and winemaker at his family's winery. He studied oenology and viticulture in Germany before taking over the winery. Since 1972, they have only been producing one wine label - Naoussa Xinomavro. Originally, this brand was named Chateau Pegasus” but changed when ownership shifted to Markos. Markovitis is located on the base of Mt. Vermio in the north part of Greece, in the western part of the prefecture of Macedonia, and known as the first organically farmed vineyard in all of Greece. This location has cold, humid winters and dry, hot summers. All grapes are hand-picked and de-stemmed with minimal intervention. The dedication to grow only Xinomavro has allowed the Markovitis Winery to excel in producing a top-quality wine.

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Naoussa

Varietal/Blend

Xinomavro 100%

Notes

A high acid, red wine from the area of Naoussa. This wine has rich notes of sun-dried tomato, earthy mushroom and red cherries. The tannins are perfectly integrated and soft. The wine is aged for 12 months in large, used, Hungarian oak barrels. A truly unforgettable wine.

Food Pairing

A great match for prosciutto pizza, grilled cauliflower steaks or creamy risotto.

Additional

First organically farmed vineyard in Greece and continues to do so.

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