by Markus Stolz

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 ...

I spent all of last week in Germany with a tight and full schedule. On the 20th June I flew to Duesseldorf and arrived at my base close to Siegen in the afternoon. A week before that, I had sent a pallet of mixed wines from Greece to Germany (one pallet carries roughly 600 bottles), a total of 30 labels from 10 ...

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  Eric Boissenot, one of the most famous oenologists of the winemaking world, was recently invited at the Alpha Estate in Amyndeo, Greece, by the vineyard's oenologist Angelos Iatridis. Eric Boissenot maintains his wine laboratory in the region of Pauillac, Bordeaux. He has many high-class co-operations, ...