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 ...

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