A dry red wine with the Designation of Origin from Xinomavro and Negoska. Negoska, a grape with soft tones and a deep color, blend with the tannic, plum flavor Xinomavro and so “Goumenissa” is a wine with soft tannins, richness, finesse, and a long, very pleasant aftertaste. Goumenissa Aidarini is the typical expression of the quality characteristics of this small zone of Designation of Origin. The one-year maturing of the wine in oak barrels, gives it an exquisite bouquet with beautiful fruit, wood, and tobacco. An additional 2-3 year aging in the bottle.
Label: “Goumenissa” P.D.O. Aidarini
Producer: Christos Aidarinis
Oenologist: Michalis Michaelides
Varietals: 70% Xinomavro, 30% Negoska
Location: Goumenissa Viticultural Zone
Vineyards: Privately owned vineyards of about 60 acres, at an altitude of 820ft.
Terrain: Clay amber
Harvested: First week of October
Microclimate: Rainy winters, dry and hot summers
Winemaking: Classic red vinification, extraction of 15-20 days. Then, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months
Annual Production: 800 nine-liter cases
Current Vintage: 2019
First released: 1983
Organoleptic Characteristics: Alcohol 13.5% vol, rich and soft tannins, aromas of small red fruits with notes of vanilla and cocoa, can be aged 3-5 years
Food Pairing: Grilled and over roasted gamey meats, aged cheeses