by Markus Stolz


byMarkus Stolz
June 9, 2010, 6 Comments

Fact File Negoska

Area grown: Originated from Naoussa and planted in most regions of Macedonia, its most important presence is in the OPAP of Goumenissa. Goumenissa is one of the four Xinomavro OPAP zones of Greece, but only here is Negoska required to be at least a 20% blend.

Vines: Vigorous plant that is resistant to many diseases. Annual growth cycle starts in first half of April; harvest typically takes place after the second half of September.

Grapes: Deep coloured, high sugar levels, soft tannins, and moderate acidity.

Nose/bouquet: Fresh blueberries and plums, barnyard. Quite full bodied and round, high fruit level, needs to be accompanied with rich food.

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  1. Viviane Bauquet Farre / Food & StyleJune 14, 2010, 4:34 pm

    I love your video Markus! I also very much like the way you have a description of the grape, region and wine here. Now, finding this varietal in the US will be the next challenge.

    On a more personal level, I must say it’s really lovely to see you and hear your voice…

    Thank you and kudos!

  2. elloinosJune 14, 2010, 4:58 pm

    Viviane, thank you! It is not always easy to keep it interesting while explaining some “dry” facts on video. I appreciate the feedback a lot – have been holding back a little on videos, as I was not quite sure how they come across…

  3. Viviane Bauquet Farre / Food & StyleJune 14, 2010, 5:05 pm

    Markus, the best advise I can give you (from having shot my own videos for 2 years), is that you have to let your passion jump out – and you are very passionate about Greek wines so it’ll be easy for you to do this more and more as you learn to be comfortable in front of the camera. Keep doing your videos. They are great and very informative. I also love that you keep it short (something I need to work on for my own).

  4. elloinosJune 14, 2010, 7:10 pm

    I appreciate the heads-up, passion is most certainly the most important element. I try to keep the videos short, in today’s world there is an information overkill, and it seems generally hard to capture the attention span of any audience for more than 2 or 3 minutes. There are of course exceptions, but I doubt that even wine geeks want to listen to me talking about “unknown” grape varieties for too long ;)

  5. Susan Baird TounisMarch 3, 2011, 9:40 am

    Markus am very much enjoying your videos – when can we expect the next flight of 10 further grapes? Come on, come on…..!
    Only comment might be that you hold the wine against a white background when presenting – if you are wearing a black shirt it’s not so easy to see
    Generally am finding your web-site informative and entertaining

  6. elloinosMarch 3, 2011, 9:59 am

    Susan, thank you so much for your feedback. I have neglected the videos a bit, you are right. I hope to add more in the months ahead. Thanks for the comment on the black shirt ;)