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Thymiopoulos Vineyards
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2016 P.D.O. Naoussa / Νάουσα trocken "alta", Macedonia / Μακεδονία, Greece

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Price: 13.90 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #ThV-L1810W1

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Last reviewed: 16 August, 2020

Appellation (Grch. Naousa) in the district of Imathia in the Greek region of Macedonia, named after the town of the same name. The vineyards cover around 700 hectares of vines in nine municipalities on the south-eastern slopes of the Vermio massif (2052 m) at an altitude of 150 to 350 metres above sea level. The climate is characterised by abundant rainfall and cool winters. The POP red wine is made from the only authorised autochthonous grape variety, Xinomavro. It is mainly produced dry, but in small quantities also semi-dry and "lieblich" and matured. Well-known producers are...

Ancient Macedonia (Macedonia, Makedonía) on the north-western edge of the Aegean Sea was a kingdom in northern Greece and rose to great power under King Philip II. (359-336 BC) it rose to become a great power. He ruled over almost the entire Balkan Peninsula. For his son Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), Macedonia served only as a base for his military campaigns. The Macedonian kings were known for their drinking and Alexander was allegedly slain during a drinking bout. In 167 BC, the empire collapsed and came under Roman rule. When the Roman Empire was divided in 395, the province became part of the Byzantine Empire. After a chequered history, the territory was divided...

Greek viticultural history began, so to speak, with a fling between the supreme god Zeus and the beautiful Seméle (daughter of Harmonia, goddess of concord), 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.

Griechenland - Szene aus Platons Symposion und Amphore 500 v. Chr.

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...

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