‘Mus’ Xinomavro, Domaine Chatzivaritis, Goumenissa, Kilkis 2019
Domaine Chatzivaritis, Goumenissa, Kilkis
Domaine Chatzivaritis is a 18-hectare estate in Goumenissa, focusing on traditional Greek varieties (Xinomavro, Negoska, Roditis, Malagousia, Muscat and Assyrtico). Daughter Chloi took over from parents Vagelis and Olga in 2017, having studied oenology in France and Portugal (and worked in Chile and New Zealand), bringing with her passion and experience for low intervention wines new wine making techniques. The estate now follows environmentally conscious philosophies, aimed at a low-interventionist approach to obtain the best quality of grapes while preserving soil fertility.
Very careful selection of the grapes, foot stomped, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank with no additions, unfined and unfiltered, with a small amount of sulfites (7mg/L total sulfites), maturation for 4 months in old French oak barrels (6 years old).
Red color with violet hints and a light turbidity. Aromas of small red fruits, blackcurrant, black cherry, liquorice and tomato. Structured palate with good tannins, fresh acidity and long finish.
Grapes: 100% Xinomavro