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Naoussa

Appellation (grch. Naousa) in the district of Imathia in the Greek region of Macedonia, which is named after the city of the same name. The vineyards cover about 700 hectares of vineyards in nine municipalities on the south-eastern slopes of the Vermio massif (2052 m) at an altitude of 150 to 350 metres above sea level. The climate is characterized by abundant rainfall and cool winters. The POP red wine is made from the only authorised autochthonous grape variety Xinomavro. It is mainly produced dry, but in small quantities also semi-dry and sweet. Well-known producers are Arampatzi, Boutari, Byzantine Vineyards, Cavino, Château Pegasus, Chrysohoou Estate, Dalamara Winery, Diamandakos, Foundi, Giorgiadis, Karydas, Kastaniotis, Katogi Averoff, Kir Yianni, Melitzanis, Tsantali, Thymiopoulos and the Vaeni Naoussa winegrowers' cooperative.

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