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Rotwein 2017 P.G.I. Slopes of Paiko Xinomavro-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon "Fourth Dimension", Macedonia / Μακεδονία, Greece

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Registration number: #SK-L003346/17

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 5 January, 2021
Editor note: Firm, slightly metallic aroma of more black than red berries with cedary and a little tarry aromas as well as earthy nuances. Taut and juicy in the mouth, seems surprisingly cool for the high alcohol, a little cedary, nutty aromas, again also the metallic notes so typical for Xinomavro, crumbly, youthful tannin, nutty aromas, a little tobacco and tar, also ethereal-aromatic pepper spice, fleshy nuances, hints of dried tomatoes and oregano, lasting, certain depth, has power, very good, juicy and spicy finish, again with dried tomatoes

Ancient Macedonia (Macedonia, Makedonía) on the northwest edge of the Aegean Sea was a kingdom in northern Greece and rose to power under King Philip II. (359-336 B.C.) it rose to become a great power. He ruled over almost the entire Balkan Peninsula. His son Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) used Macedonia only as a base for his campaigns. The Macedonian kings were known for their ability to drink and Alexander was allegedly killed during a drinking session. In 167 BC the empire collapsed and came under Roman rule. When the Roman Empire was divided, in 395 the province was defeated to the Byzantine Empire. After an eventful history, the territory was divided between Greece,...

The history of Greek viticulture began, so to speak, with a fling between the supreme god Zeus and the beautiful Seméle (daughter of Harmonia, goddess of harmony), which led to the birth of Dionysus, the god of wine, joy, grapes, fertility and ecstasy. Ancient Greece or, based on archaeological finds, especially the island of Crete, is considered one of the "cradles of European wine culture". Wine was already cultivated in the Mycenaean culture in the 16th century BC (Mycenae = north-eastern Peloponnese), as indicated by amphorae that have been found. Wine was an important part of the drinking culture of...

The red grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Black Naousa, Csinomavro, Mavro, Mavro Goumenissas, Mavro Naoussis, Mavro Naoustino, Mavro Xyno, Naouses Mavro, Naoussis Mavro, Naoustiano, Naoystiro Mavro, Negroska Popolka, Niaousa, Niasoustino, Pipoliko, Pipolka, Popoliko, Popolka, Xinogaltso, Xynomavro Bolgar, Xynomavron, Xynomavro Naoussis, Xynomavro of Náoussa, Zinomavro and Zynomavro. The synonym Naoussis Mavro and similar ones (meaning "blacks from Naoussa") indicate its probable place of origin in Macedonia.

Xinomavro - Weintraube und Blatt

It is distinguished into at least three varieties (clones), which differ somewhat...

This red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble the berries, which are very sweet when fully ripe. However, the name may also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to the bird. There are over 60 synonyms, which testify to its worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni, Merlot...

The red grape variety originates from France. There are about 60 synonyms attesting to its age and worldwide distribution in almost all wine producing countries. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Franzosenrebe (Germany); Kaberne Sovinjon, Kaberne Sovinyon, Lafit, Lafite (Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia); Bidure, Bouchet, Bouchet Sauvignon, Breton, Cabernet Petit, Carbonet, Carbouet, Carmenet, Castet, Enfin, Epicier Noir, Marchoupet, Navarre, Petit Bouchet, Petit Bouschet, Petit Cabernet, Petit Cavernet Sauvignon, Petite Vidure, Sauvignon, Sauvignonne, Vidure, Vidure Sauvignonne, Vigne Dure...

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