A rustic, beautifully structured Xinomavro from Dalamara in Greece.
The Dalamaras family have been making wine and distilling spirts in Naoussa since 1840. Sixth-generation Kostis Dalamaras took over in 2010. The 6 hectares of vineyard are farmed organically, planted mostly with Xinomavro, and here in the Paliokalias vineyard (pictured), at about 240-300 m elevation in the foothills of Mount Vermio, the oldest vines are 85 years old, summers are warm and dry with plenty of sunshine, winters are mild. (Julia Harding)