Black Squirrel

Dry Red Wine – Protected Geographical Indication Macedonia

Characteristics:

Bright light red, typical of this grape variety. The nose is intensely aromatic, with hints of ripe red fruit and spice. Tannins are present in the mouth but they are very well integrated, and a pleasant acidity underpins the fresh and aromatic character of this wine. Long, deliciously complex aftertaste.

Vinification:

Red vinification for three weeks; during the first week, the temperature remains at or below 15°C. The temperature is then raised to 25–28°C, and the frequency of pumping over decreases as maceration advances. The wine then spends six months on its lees in the presence of oxygen to round off Xinomavro’s tannins.

Youthful, cosmopolitan; an easily pronounced name for international consumers

Grape Variety

Xinomavro

Food Pairing

Loves red and grilled meat; equally good with lighter Mediterranean flavours.

Enjoyable with yellow cheese, or by itself, lightly chilled.

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