Goumenissa, red, Mikro Ktima Titos, 2018


Estate / Producer / Brand: Mikro Ktima Titos

Region: Goumenissa, Greece

Appellation: PDO Goumenissa

Type: Dry red wine, non-sparkling

Vintage: 2018

Date of Tasting: May 2023

Type of viticulture: Organic

Grapes used: 80% Xinomavro – 20% Negoska

Vintage Blend: 100% grapes from 2018

Winemaking details: Xinomavro and Negoska are co-macerated and co-fermented, malolactic conversion

Aging: 1 year under large French oak barrels

Sugar level: low (level of residual sugar not communicated)

Sulphites: contains sulphites


  • Colour = Ruby
  • Intensity = Deep


  • Intensity = Medium
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Wild strawberry, red cherry, thyme, violet, vanilla, cocoa


  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity = Medium
  • Tannins = Medium (rounded)
  • Alcohol = Medium (13%)
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Wild strawberry, red cherry, thyme, violet, vanilla, cocoa, tomato leaf
  • Other =
  • Finish = Medium+


  • Overall Quality = Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for an additional 5-7 years
    • Will not gain much complexity from additional aging
  • Retail Price = 15 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Very good
  • Comparison with same price competition = Very good
  • Suitability for Diabetics = level of residual sugar not communicated
  • Service Temperature = around 16°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = mincemeat pie, beef with bulgur or, the traditional Greek recipe called ‘Gigantes Plaki’ (local giant beans mijoted in a tomato sauce usually served with Feta cheese on top). Otherwise, a wild mushroom risotto with parmesan flakes or a platter with aged cheeses will work equally as well
  • Comments = This is a good wine overall with a medium+ finish and a medium+ flavour intensity. This remained fruity despite exhiting aromas of evolution (cocoa). I really like the value for money offered by this wine.
  • Final Grade = B

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Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Great Wine
    • A- = Very Very Good
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale