Dalamara, Paliokalias 2017
Another outstanding release of Paliokalias. Delicious and deeply fruited with amazing structure and tension.
Wine: DALAMARA Paliokalias 2017
Region/Country: Naoussa, Greece
Production Method: Organic viticulture. Fermented in stainless steel before one year maturation in French oak (25% new) and a further year in bottle.
Style: Lively red fruit and aromatics of Mediterranean bushland. Built to age, with layers of complexity already emerging.
Pairing Suggestion: Hog Roast!
The Dalamaras family have been making wine and distilling spirts in Naoussa since 1840. Sixth-generation Kostis Dalamaras took over in 2010. The 6 hectares of vineyard are farmed organically, planted mostly with Xinomavro, and here in the Paliokalias vineyard (pictured), at about 240-300 m elevation in the foothills of Mount Vermio, the oldest vines are 85 years old, summers are warm and dry with plenty of sunshine, winters are mild. (Julia Harding)