Posts tagged with ‘Macedonia’

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Chondromavro

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The red grape variety native to Greece . Synonyms are Chondromavrouda, Chondromavroudi, Chondromavroudo and Khondromavroud. You may not use the Morphology different species (Be confused (with the confusing synonym Chondromavro) DNA but are from, Booth 2013). The late-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis . It provides low-acid wines with soft tannins, also known as Liastos are produced (sweet wine made ​​from dried grapes). The variety is […]

Koniaros

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Area grown: Serres, Macedonia, in the far north of Greece, close to the Bulgarian border. Currently Domaine Nerantzi is the only producer of a varietal Koniaros. History: Koniaros is an ancient variety that had been left behind due to low yields. Nerantzi Mitropoulos came across vines in 1998. He had them DNA tested, registered Koniaros with the […]

Preknadi

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Area grown: Northern and Central Greece, notably in the region of Naoussa History: Preknadi (synonyms are Priknadi, Prekna, Prekniariko) was cultivated extensively in the vineyards of the Naoussa region five to six decades ago. The zone was invaded by phylloxera in the 1960ies and the majority of Preknadi plantings were lost. Growers and winemakers have only very […]

Batiki

by Other Contributor
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Batiki is an indigenous Greek grape variety grown in Thessalia, Greek Macedonia and Thraki. It is primarily made into white table wine and is commonly blended with Roditis, Savatiano and various members of the Muscat family. Batiki carries low acid levels, which, along with its large berry size, have made it popular as a table grape. Low acid and alcohol mean that Batiki wine is […]

Xinomavro

by Other Contributor
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Xynomavro is a dark-skinned grape variety widely planted in northern Greece and, to a lesser extent, the Macedonian Republic. The variety is highly regarded in its native Greece as the finest red wine the country has to offer. With its characteristically high tannin and acidity, Xynomavro is structurally one of the biggest red wines in the Mediterranean, and indeed Europe. The word Xynomavro […]

Stavroto

by Other Contributor
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Stavroto is a dark-skinned grape variety grown exclusively in Thessalia, Greece. The grape is used as a blending agent for the wines of Rapsani, on the foothills of Mount Olympus. Together with Krasato and Xynomavro, Stavroto is a required ingredient of wines bearing the Rapsani appellation on their label. The ruby-red color of Rapsani wines is attributed to Stavroto as well as its ability […]

Papazkarasi

by Other Contributor
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Papazkarasi is an ancient blue-black grape variety that is native to Turkey. The variety is thought to have ancient Greek origins and was once widely planted. However, many vines have been pulled out over the centuries in favor of higher-yielding varieties. Today, Papazkarasi is grown in the Marmara region, which surrounds the Sea of Marmara in northwest Turkey, […]

Negoska

by Other Contributor
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Negoska is a dark-skinned variety grown predominantly in the northern regions of Greece. Originally from Naoussa, Negoska has spread to the surrounding appellations of Macedonia and Goumenissa, where red wines must now consist of at least 20 percent of the variety. The main purpose of Negoska is to complement the highly revered Xynomavro variety. Negoska’s rich, dark-fruit laden palate and earthy characters, comparatively […]

Mavroudi

by Other Contributor
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Mavrud, or Mavroudi as it is known in Greece, is a dark-skinned grape variety of Bulgarian origin. Its precise provenance is generally accepted to be Asenovgrad, an appellation (or controliran) in the West Thracian Valley of southern Bulgaria. The low-yielding, late-ripening vine produces small, almost black fruit with thick skins. The grape’s name is derived from the Greek mavro, meaning black, which is appropriate, […]

Malagousia

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Malagousia is an aromatic white variety grown primarily in Central Greece and Greek Macedonia. The variety was rescued from near extinction in 1983 by the winemaker Evangelos Gerovassiliou, after he planted out his vineyard at Epanomi, on the Halkidiki peninsula, with the variety. Malagousia is best known for its citrus and peach characteristics, often showing various melon flavors on the palate. It […]