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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Vranec

  • Assyrtiko

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Malagousia White Domaine Gerovassiliou 2012

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    Didn't care for. A bit harsh. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • With a most satisfying Kalamari dinner last night, I actually partook of a ... ... rise of quality whites from Macedonia, Santorini and the Chalkidiki.  These areas do indeed produce excellent whites so feel free to spurn the questionable charms of  Retsina (I must say, though,  that one of those charms is price Read More

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  • Estate Biblia Chora Areti White 2011

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    Bright and high-toned not he nose with floral, lime and pear notes that show fantastic fruit blossom accents. A touch round and perhaps slightly on the sweet side, this shows off lots of sweet orchard fruit flavors over a fine spice of minerality. A bit simple but showing some textual complexity not he mouth with some dusty astringency that adds... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Estate Biblia Chora Areti White 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Nico Lazaridi Queen of Hearts Macedonia 2011

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    Dry and earthy on the nose with some mineral notes over pithy lime fruit. Small scaled on entry and with assertive but integrated acidity supporting simple citrus flavors that are topped with a hint of sweet flowers. Almost silky and easy to drink, I doubt this will wow many people but at the same time it shouldn't offend anyone. The finish show... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Nico Lazaridi Queen of Hearts Macedonia 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Alpha Estate Axia Malagouzia Alpha Estate 2012

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    Dried herb, white flowers, and perhaps a hint of vanilla all emerge slowly from the glass along with a touch of waxy, quince/passionfruit. Smooth and silky in the mouth, this has attractive if slightly simple flavors of unripe peach, kiwi and again a touch of quince all topped with gently woodsy floral notes. There's a nice combination of weight... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alpha Estate Axia Malagouzia Alpha Estate 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Estate Gerovassiliou Malagousia Epanomi 2011

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    Quite pungent on the nose with layers of floral, dried fruit, waxy spice, aniseed, violet and petrol aromas. Soft and delicate in the mouth with an early burst of meaty peach flavor followed by a round, soft and yet slightly juicy midpalate filled with creamy melon, mint, pea green and dried pear flavors that linger on the subtle if persistent f... Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Estate Gerovassiliou Malagousia Epanomi 2011

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    Quite pungent on the nose with layers of floral, dried fruit, waxy spice, aniseed, violet and petrol aromas. Soft and delicate in the mouth with an early burst of meaty peach flavor followed by a round, soft and yet slightly juicy midpalate filled with creamy melon, mint, pea green and dried pear flavors that linger on the subtle if persistent f... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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