Grape (Vitis)
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called Mavro Naoussis,
Notable regions Naousa, Goumenissa, Amyntaio
Vineyard in Naoussa, that produces the xinomavro grape.

Xinomavro (Greek: Ξινόμαυρο [ksiˈno̞mavro̞], lit. 'sour black') is the principal red wine grape of the uplands of Naousa in the regional unit of Imathia, and around Amyntaio, in Macedonia, Greece.[1] This grape is primarily cultivated in Naousa, Goumenissa, Amyntaio, Rapsani, Trikomo, Siatista, Velventos, and, on a lesser scale, on Mount Athos, at Ossa, Ioannina, Magnesia, Kastoria and Trikala. The total cultivated area is about 18 km².

Wine regions

In Goumenissa the grape is often blended with Negoska to produce very fruity wines with high alcohol levels.[2]


  1. McWeeney, Myles (August 17, 2004). "Best cellars: A Greek odyssey". The Independent.
  2. J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 127 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0198600984

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