Macedonia Wine

 

The tradition of wine-making in the Macedonia region of Greece dates back thousands of years. Evidence of ancient grape seeds have been found during excavations, along with storing and drinking vessels. Throughout early history, during the Greek and Roman empires, Macedonian wines have been carried and sometimes traded throughout Europe. There was much “worshipping” of the wine gods Dionysus in the Greek era and Bacchus during the Roman empire. Although such things were forbidden in the Christian age of Byzantium, sacramental and table wines were still important to Greek culture. Crusaders brought back Macedonian wines to their respective countries, and brought Greek vines to plant at home, which is why so many varietals throughout Europe have Greek origins. The culture survived throughout the Ottoman empire, finding places where wine was still enjoyed despite Muslim restrictions. But the Phylloxera blight in the late 1800s was a terrible blow to the Macedonian wine industry, along Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Vranec

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Assyrtiko

    Assyrtiko is a white Greek wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. Assyrtiko is the most widely planted on ...

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  • Domaine Gerovassiliou Red Blend Epanomi Avaton 2007

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    Wine review by mark


  • Domaine Gerovassiliou Red Blend Epanomi Avaton 2007

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    Spicy, minty and fleshy on the nose with aromas of pink peppercorns and toasted nuts over a base of taut red and black fruit that reminds me of red and black raspberry candies. This is dark and tall on entry, really shows lots of height in the mouth and relatively little breadth as it seems tightly wound but offers up plenty of black cherry and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alpha Estate Xinomavro Amyndeon Hedgehog Vineyard 2009

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  • Alpha Estate Xinomavro Amyndeon Hedgehog Vineyard 2009

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    Fairly oaky and dry on the nose with aromas of tea, old wood, caramel and an earthy/mushroomy edge layered over some dark, spicy fruit. Lots of wine on entry, big and fruit then the acid kicks in almost immediately to add definition and focus. the plate is rich with spicy red fruits, raspberry and even strawberry toned if rather muscular. Theres... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alpha Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes

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  • Alpha Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes

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    This is rather candied on the nose with aromas of red licorice, necco wafers and tootsie rollls layered over and obscuring the more fruity aromas. Air tempers the sweetness adding in subtle herbal flourishes. A bit weighty on entry, this has a seductive texture, smooth and polished but also subtly tactile with dusty little tannins. the flavors ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Biblia Chora Pangeon Areti Red 2008

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  • Biblia Chora Pangeon Areti Red 2008

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    Deep earthy slightly oaky and impressively spicy on the nose with layers of mint, turmeric, dried bay leaf and sweet gum adding nuance to the core of smoky black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Rich, slightly weight and yet polished on entry with plenty of density early on the palate that yields to a mid-palate that brightens with acids and ga... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bovin Vranec 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Gerovassiliou Avaton Bottle 2006

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    Wine review by calywa


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