Macedonia is one of Greece’s largest provinces extending from the latitude of Mount Olympus to the country’s northern borders with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria. It has very varied terrain and is home to a correspondingly diverse set of wine growing sub-regions.
Western Macedonia is mountainous. In its territory is Naoussa, one of Greece’s most famous appellations in the foothills of Mount Vermio which produces wines from the classic red grape, Xinomavro; in the uplands to the north west is Amyndeon, another Xinomavro appellation but which also grows white wines. Our producers from Western Macedonia are Alpha, Kir-Yianni, Karydas and Voyatzis.
The wine regions of Central Macedonia (with the exception of Goumenissa on the edge of the Vardar valley in the north which makes wines from Xinomavro and Negoska) are relatively close to the sea. The region encompasses the vineyards on Chalcidice including Mount Athos. The Gerovassiliou estate is situated in Central Macedonia, not far from Greece’s second city, Salonica.
Eastern Macedonia includes the vineyards below Mount Pangaion and those in the Drama plain. Our producers from Eastern Macedonia are the Nico Lazaridi and Pavlidis estates.
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A great success in Greece, this wine from the Kir-Yianni estate in Naoussa is a well integrated 60-40% Xinomavro-Merlot blend. There is plenty of Xinomavro colour in the nose and the Merlot softens the tannins in the mouth.
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Kir-Yianni Yiannakohori 2001
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Forget everything you know about Trebbiano: this is a fabulous example of the grape when it is expertly grown and vinified. It is refined and elegant, with notes of aniseed, liquorice and cinnamon. This surprising wine could be mistaken for a Northern Rhone Valley white.
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Nico Lazaridi Trebbiano 2001
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