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Argatia Haroula Red 2018 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2018 Haroula is mostly Xinomavro, with 20% each of Negoska and Mavrodaphne, unoaked and coming in at 13% alcohol. The residual sugar...
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Argatia Xinomavro 2014 750ml

Rated 88 - The 2014 Naoussa is all Xinomavro, of course, oak aged and coming in at 12.5% alcohol. In a difficult year in the region, this powerful...
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Argatia Xinomavro 2015 750ml

Rated 89 - The 2015 Naoussa is all Xinomavro, of course, aged for 12 months in an equal mixture of used French and American oak. Sourced from...
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Kir-Yianni Assyrtiko 2018 750ml

Rated 88 - The 2018 Assyrtiko is unoaked, nicely dry and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This is sourced from Amyndeon. Pretty solid in the mid-palate,...
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Greece Macedonia

As one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world, Greece has millenia of experience and expertise when it comes to viticulture, and has developed a set of flavors and characteristics which are found nowhere else on earth. The ancient Greeks revered and deified wine, and were the first true innovators in the history of wine, adding everything from seawater to honey and spices in order to find exciting new taste combinations and aromas. Today, Greek wines are just as varied, although far more refined and sophisticated than their ancient counterparts. The practice of enhancing Greek wines with aromatic substances never left the country, though, as can be seen in the popular Retsina wines, which use pine resin to provide their unique taste and aroma combinations. There is far more to Greek wine than merely Retsina, however, and the vast variety on offer is a testament to the expertise of Greek wineries making the most of the wonderful climate, terrain and grape varietals they work with.

The Greek wine region of Macedonia is one with a very long and troubled history, and the beginning of the twenty-first century saw winemaking there almost disappear forever. A combination of political upheaval, war, mass emigration and the devastating phylloxera epidemic devastated this ancient wine culture, but enormous effort over the past one hundred years has seen a truly impressive revival of one of the Old World’s oldest homes of fine wine. This massive investment and the dedication of both local and international winemakers and businesspeople has restored the glamor to Macedonia, and taken it to the world stage with renewed gusto and confidence, on the back of excellent and uniquely Macedonian produce.

The region of Macedonia is split into several sub-regions, but the most famous and widely renowned is that of Naoussa, which is located on the beautiful slopes of Mount Vermion. There, the fine, mineral rich soils, and the cooler climatic conditions result in a delicious set of full-bodied, richly flavored and complex red wines made from the region’s native grape varietal: Xinomavro. This grape can be found all across Macedonia, and the wines it produces range from the strong and densely flavored, to lighter bodies varieties and sparkling wines. Vintners in the region have also found great success with imported French varietals, and Macedonia continues to go from strength to strength.