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Red wine 2005 Topikos Oinos Imathias/Τοπικός Οίνος Ημαθίας Entechnos/Εντεχνος, Macedonia / Μακεδονία, Greece

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: New and used barrique
Varieties: Xynomavro 60%,
Merlot 40%.
Registration number : #VN-L03608

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 16 June 2008

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

The red grape variety comes from France, The name is probably from the French word for blackbird (merle) because these birds like to snack on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. The name can also be an allusion to the black-blue color of the berries similar to the bird. There are over 60 Synonyms which attest to the worldwide spread. The most important are Alicante Noir, Bigney, Black Alicante, Blauer Merlot, Bordò, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Hebigney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blau, Merlot Crni, Merlot Nero, Merlot Noir, Merlott, Merlou, Picard, Pikard, Plant Médoc, Sémillon Rouge, Vidal and Vitraille.

Merlot - grape and leaf

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