By Dimitris Gkartzonika
Xinomavro is one of the finest Greek grape varieties. Grown over Mount Olympus in northern Greece with growing centers Naoussa, Amyntaio Goumenissa and Rapsani. From Xinomavro produced wine OPAP “Naoussa” and “Amyntaio” while the variety is also involved in wine OPAP ‘Goumenissa “(Xinomavro and Negkoska) and” Rapsani “(Xinomavro Krasato and crossed).
The winery is located in Argatias Rodochori at an altitude of 540 m, at a distance of 12 km from Naoussa, the heart of viticultural zonis.Diathetei a standard family winery, applies the principles of organic cultivation of the vine and know the “secrets” of production of quality wine and hospitality.
The “Friends of xinomavro”
The location (Rodochori) The Variety (Xinomavro), the clonal selection Vineyard, Winery (ARGATIA) led to the creation of a top varietal wines – Xinomavro of ARGATIAS. The Charis and Panagiotis – ARGATIAS-founders along with Chris on a discussion oinogefstiki decided to call people together who have the same philosophy about life, love Xinomavro, they like to collaborate and share their experiences. Like this were made in 2010 “Friends of Xinomavro.”
The Methexis Foundation (mf) believes that the “Art of Everyday Life” is an essential component in dealing with the vine and producing a wine produced but with a certain “philosophy”.
With the closing of this year’s wine year which marks the ¨ Harvest “and making a short review, we present some thoughts.
The production of Xinomavro the Argatia and Friends Xinomavro create a chain initiation into the secrets of nature and ancient relationship between man and wine. In this case this is mainly achieved by the combination of science with the traditional approach of limited production with the example of the founders of Argatias with a lifestyle that combines professionalism and daily mochtho.Ena rural management model of production with respect to the incredible natural surroundings Rodochori, combined with the hospitality and the diffusion of knowledge.
For this reason, the “Friends of Xinomavro ‘there are friends one of another wine. Humans are involved in a process with a specified mode.
Finally another full circle, we know that our children approached the number of the last twenty vintage and tasted the “stafylozoumo” learn and approaching from the right side of the vine, nature, work and play in nature, near a family produces wine with her own hands, made sweet fruits, vegetables quality, natural products made fertilizer, etc., and can accept other people to share each year of good or moderate crop, with the joys and concerns.
The knowledge and cultivation methods, circulated to members in the vineyard “Friends of Xinomavro” it is true that trygisan grapes a good year and expect their wine. In an environment too cautious and methodical handling of organic farming, small vineyard and concrete production bottles.
So closing a circle with the vintage, the “Friends of Xinomavro” involved, learned, loved, connected.
The Methexis Foundation – (mf) participating over these procedures and approving the quality of this relationship “Human and Wine”, helps promote these with the aim of involving other friends in this movement. The grape and wine are inextricably linked to our Greece. The wine was not absent from any cellar, those years that man has worked correctly in the natural perivalllon. And the taste of wine for mf is the result of a participatory process and initiation. For this reason, with this effort guarantors Panagiotis, Haroula and Chris, will help to make Idea Act.
This fantastic wine with distinctive flavor, which in Clonal and only option Argatia produces has become myth and our language will know that the story one year closed wine “Friends of Xinomavro” the year 2012.