Makedonikos red

CATEGORY: Macedonian PGI wines

About the wine

A gentle red wine based mainly on the Xinomavro variety with a tone of Syrah, having a velvety texture without hard tannins. Its taste along with its fruity aromas ideally accompany the European cuisine at 16°-18°C.

Vineyards

Linear at double lanyard

Planting density

2.700 – 3.500 plants per hectare

Maximum Production

10.000 kg grapes per hectare

Wine region

Naoussa Viticultural Region, NW Macedonia

Soil

Clayey and Chalky

Grape Variety

Xinomavro & Syrah

Type

Red Semi Dry

Harvested

August - October

Vinification

Selection of vineyards, attentive grape harvest in containers of 20 kg capacity in order to avoid crushing and oxidation during transportation. Classical method of red wine vinification with extraction of 5 - 6 days at 28-30° C. Defermentation and malolactic fermentation follow.

Ageing

6 months in barrel and 3 months in bottle

Tasting Temperature

16° - 18°C

Cellar

2 to 3 years

Bouquet / Palate

Vivid, velvet purple. The mixing of the Xinomavro and Syrah varieties gives a pleasant aroma of black fruit. Delicious with soft tannins and fruity aromatic flavor.

Food Pairing

Red meat and all types of cheese

Technical Data

Alcohol

12%

Total Acidity

5,7 g/l

Residual Sugar

9,0 g/l

pH

3.3

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