Alpha Estate Xinomavro "Single Block Barba Yianni" Old Vine Reserve 2014, Greece
Limited Edition. Deep, full bodied Xinomavro from the Barba Yianni single vineyard's 90 year old vines. Matured in Allier - Bertrange French oak casks for 24 months and in bottle for 12 more months. The result is a flavoursome wine with smoky, sweet cherry and sundried tomato aromas, a robust structure and velvety tannin. Decanting recommended.
You'll like this if you like... Hermitage from the Rhone Valley.
Pairs beautifully with: Lentil and Spanish Chorizo stew, chargrilled rosemary-seasoned lamb cutlets and new potatoes, or skewered and BBQ'd Mediterranean vegetables. Meatballs or a lamb tagine are also great choices.
Cheese pairing: Lincolnshire Poacher, Farmer Gould's 18 month aged cheddar, or a rich, mature Brie.