Theopetra Estate "Xinomavro Rosé" 2020

100% Xinomavro
A still pink wine from the Meteora region of Greece.

Refreshing & sapid. Raspberry, Grapefruit & rose.

Tasting Notes

The Xinomavro Rosé from Theopetra Estate has a beautiful salmon colour.

It has a very attractive nose with yogurt, raspberry and rose petals. There is also a more savoury side to it with a touch of tapanade and a distinctive minerality.

On the mouth it’s round and refreshing with its very nice acidity. On the palate notes of yogurt and raspberry come back, together with a citrus note of grapefruit maybe and a nice sapidity.

The finish is medium.

Score 89

My score / points

Theopetra Estate "Xinomavro Rosé" 2020
Xinomavro Rosé (2020) Review
Estate making Xinomavro Rosé Estate Theopetra Estate
Xinomavro Rosé (2020) Label Xinomavro Rosé
Style of Xinomavro Rosé Style Pink & Still
Country of Theopetra Estate Country Greece
Region of Theopetra Estate Region Meteora
Grape blend of Xinomavro Rosé Grapes Xinomavro
Vintage of Xinomavro Rosé Vintage 2020
My review of Xinomavro Rosé Points

How it's made

The wine undergoes pre-fermentative maceration for 4 hours and free-run juice partial draining (saignée method). Fermentation in stainless steel tank at low temperatures. Aging on lees for 40 days.


Learn more


Xinomavro is a red grape variety from Greece. The name translates to sour-black (“xino” = sour and “mavro” = black).

This grape is widely grown in Greece. It can produce pretty much any type of wine, from rosé to white sparkling wine to red, good-aging wine!

Because of its character, Xinomavro is often compared to Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo. Just like Pinot Noir, it is too a quite demanding grape variety. The terroir and climatic conditions need to be just right for it. Also, the yields per hectare must be kept low to allow Xinomavro to give the best of itself!

Since recent years some attempts of cultivating Xinomavro have been made in Gansu province, in north-central China.

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