Thymiopoulos Vineyards Earth And Sky
VARIETY: 100% XINOMAVRO
VINEYARDS: Blend of the best parcels of the estate, 44 years old, certified organic. 70% are located around Trilofos village. 30% comes the surroundings of Fytia village.
ALTITUDE: Trilofos: 150 – 250 metres Fytia: 450 – 650 metres
SOIL: Limestone with schist and clay top-soil.
MICROCLIMATE: Warm climate tempered by the Mediterranean winds and by the air flowing down from Vermio mountain play a determinant role in the ripening period, protecting the grapes by maintaining low temperatures.High altitude and big diurnal range around Fytia village add complexity and finesse to the blend.
HARVEST: 20 September – 10 October
VINIFICATION: Grapes are 60% de-stemmed, macerated for 40 days and fermentation has been completed with indigenous yeasts.
MATURATION: 18 months in third-use, 500-litre French oak barrels.