CHATZIVARITI MIGMA PET-NAT ROSE
Rose | PGI Paiko | Macedonia | Northern Greece | 12% ABV | 750ml
Refreshing and reminiscent of red apple, pear, nectarine flesh and cherry skins.
Red apple, ripe quince, damson and white cherries with hints of hay and bread dough and a delicate note of salinity.
This is the shining star of the Greek vineyard! An intriguing grape, that needs good care when growing and though it might be susceptible to wet weather in the vineyard, when healthy, harvested appropriately and treated with focus in the winery hits admirable heights of body and complexity. Moreover and thanks also to its tight tannins and high acidity, it is suitable for long ageing. If you are a cellar fanatic, there is no better Greek grape to invest your patience on. It is obvious from Xinomavro wines of 30 or more years of age available today, that the potential of slow transformation of flavours, increasing complexity and better integration with time is huge. More information can be found on the product descriptions.
Negoska is a dark-skinned variety grown predominantly in the northern regions of Greece. Originally from Naousa, Negoska has spread to the surrounding appellations of Macedonia and Goumenissa, where red wines must now contain at least 20 per cent of the variety.
The main purpose of Negoska is to complement the highly revered Xinomavro variety. Negoska’s rich, dark-fruit laden palate and earthy characters, comparatively low acid and soft tannins more than compensate for Xynomavro’s incredibly high acidity (Xynomavro literally means acid black) and slight colour deficiencies.