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Naoussa Reserve

NAOUSSA RESERVE
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APPELLATION: Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Naoussa

TYPE: Red dry wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Xinomavro 100%

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Tasting Note

Deep ruby red color with tawny hues. Fruit-driven nose with hints of tobacco and cocoa. Juicy palate with black fruit, black olive paste and sweet smoke. Smooth tannins and well-integrated oak. Medium to long finish.

    • Harvest takes place at the end of September – early October
    • Grapes handpicked and sorted before crush
    • Skin maceration at 8-10 degrees C for aprox. 3 days
    • Fermentation at max 26 degrees C for 12-15 days
    • Pumping over during fermentation
    • Malolactic fermentation in the tank

    Maturation for 16 months in 300Lt barrels

    • 95% French oak (30% new – 70% 2nd and 3rd fill)
    • 5% American oak (100% 2nd and 3rd fill)

    Further ageing in the bottle before release.

  • 2015 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    12.9 3.58 5.0 1.9

     

    2014 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.0 3.64 5.17 2.0

     

    2013 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.0 3.54 4.95 1.9

     

    2012 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.0 3.5 5.36 1.9

     

    2011 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.00 3.54 4.95 1.9

     

    2010 Vintage

    ABV (alc by vol) pH TA (gr/lt) RS
    13.25 3.50 5.15 2.1

  • 2014 Vintage

    ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (February 2018) – 89 points

     

    2013 Vintage

    TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2017 – SILVER 

    ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (June 2017) – 89 points

     

    2012 Vintage

    TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2016 – GOLD 

     

    2011 Vintage

    ROBERT PARKER’s WINE ADVOCATE (August 2016) – 88 points

    LCBO VINTAGES – August 2016 by Michael Godelo

    Tsantali Naoussa Reserve 2011, Pdo Naoussa, Greece (209627, $16.95, WineAlign)

    “Tart and taut, with bright to bursting red fruit and tones off the proverbial Naoussa charts. Quite wildly composed, with berries from the woods, smoky underbrush and a forest floor undertone. Resin, leather and respect. Drink 2016-2019. Tasted July 2016”

     

    2010 Vintage

    ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE (Dec 2015) – 91 points

    WINE ENTHUSIAST (March 2014) – 91 points

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What about a pairing with a Greek “giouvetsi”?  Click here for the recipe.

 

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Our Naoussa Reserve is a wine to grab. A classic Xinomavro from Naoussa with a stunning quality – price ratio. Gold medal for 2012 vintage at TEXSOM IWA 2016.

 

Tsantali Naoussa Reserve is available in burgundy style bottle only in the Canadian market.


 

NAOUSSA LOGO     Our winery is a proud member of NAOUSSA WINEMAKERS AND VINE GROWERS ASSOCIATION.

 

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Date: July 11, 2012
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