Xinomavro Stafylus, Chatzivaritis, Goumenissa 2013

 

According to an Ancient Greek myth, the humble shepherd Staphylus was intrigued by a giddy goat in his herd that consistently lingered behind the rest. Determined to discover the source of her pleasure, Staphylus spied her eating from a vine, discovering the grape and all its potential, and so his very name means “grape” in Greek.

MADE WITH ORGANIC GRAPES
• Grape Varieties: Xinomavro 70% – Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
• Appellation: Protected Geographical Indication Slopes of Paiko
• ALC13% BY VOL

The vivid Greek grape Xinomavro (literally “acid-black”) gives acidity and
nerve, tamed by rich and voluminous Cabernet Sauvignon. Intensely red with
flashes of carmine, complexly fragranced by bramble fruits and vanilla spice,
it is full-bodied to the palate and aromatic, with soft tannins and a round
aftertaste.

Staphylus red 2009 (Xinomavro-Cabernet Sauvignon 2009) has won a Commended MEDAL in the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards.