Xinomavro & Merlot Oeno/Genesis, Oenosophist, Drama 2008

 oenosophist Grape Varieties: Xinomavro 50% – Merlot 50%
Appellation: Protected Geographical Indication Macedonia
ALC13.5% BY VOLXinomavro (literally “acid-black”) is the most notably dominant red variety in Greece, ideally tamed by Merlot, birthing a commanding red with spectacular aromatic intensity in the nose of dark fruits, chocolate, pipe tobacco and sweet spice. Oenosophist red features a phenomenal complexity in the mouth, combining balanced acidity and a long finish. The overall production process takes 36 months from harvesting. After having meticulously matured in new French oak barrels of medium and high burn (from selected wood of 3 different forests) for 18 months and then in the bottle for 12 months, reminiscent of the nature of wisdom, Oenosophist Red evolves with age.