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Red wine 2015 P.G.I. Pieria Dry "Matris", Macedonia / Μακεδονία, Greece

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Price: 23.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique used
Registration number : #PI000165/15

Wine Review Report :

Wein-Plus rating: Very good (86 WP)
Last reviewed: 12 August 2019
Editor note: Tart nose, noticeable high alcohol, nutty and dried herbaceous notes, predominantly black berries, hint of tobacco, peppery, earthy and mineral notes. Firm, tart, dark fruit on the palate, toasted and lighgt smoky notes, more dried herbs and pepper, light acid bite, fairly prominent tannins, good persistence, full bgody and lots of alcohol, but also has cool elements, light mineral notes in the background, some grip, touch of cocoa and coffee in the background, very good finish, but again rather alcoholic.
Best to drink: 2020-2026+

Ancient Macedonia (Macedonia, Makedonia) on the northwest edge of the Aegean was a kingdom in northern Greece and rose to great power under King Philip II (359-336 BC). This dominated almost the entire Balkan Peninsula. His son Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) served Macedonia only as a basis for his military campaigns. The Macedonian kings were known for their drinking and Alexander was allegedly killed during a drinking spree. In 167 BC, the empire collapsed and came under Roman rule. In the division of the Roman Empire in 395 the province was defeated to the Byzantine Empire. After varied history, the area was between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria in 1913 and 1947 between...

The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Aghiorghitico, Aghiorgitiko, Bacouri, Bakouri, Mavro Nemeas, Mavra Broph Mavraki, Mavroudi Nemeas, Mbacoura, Mbakoura, Mpakouri, Mpakouros, Nemeas Mavro and St. George's Vine. The city of Nemea in the eponymous appellation was formerly called Agios Georgis (Saint George), which gave this variety its name. The grape variety name may not, however, with the similar denomination of origin Agioritikos from the Holy Mountain Athos (Peninsula Chalkidike) be confused. The exact origin is suspected in the areas Argolis and Korinthia in the Peloponnese. However, the parentage is unknown. According to...

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