About the Greek Red Wine Negoska
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Negoska is a Greek red wine grape that is mainly grown in Central Macedonia. These days, it is only grown on the slopes of Mount Paikos. Negoska wine is produced in low amounts, so it usually blended with other wines. On its own, Negoska wine is a dark-colored wine that tastes of chocolate and fruit.
The wine has mild acidity and light tannins. Negoska wine is a blending partner for Xinomavro. The blending of these two wines creates a high alcohol level and more fruity taste. In fact, the main purpose of Negoska is to complement Xinomavro. Single-variety Negoska wines are made, but not in large amounts.
Negoska wine gets its name from the Slavic Negush for the city of Naoussa, which tells us of the origins of the wine grape. Negoska is also known as Popolka of Naoussa. Even though it may have originated there, the grape is only grown at Mount Paikos today. Negoska wine is also known as: Mavro Goumenissas, Goumenissas Mavro, Neghotska, Negotska, and Negotska Popoplka.
Negoska wine pairs well with pasta dishes, especially those with a red meat sauce as well as cheeses.
Type of Greek Wine
Negoska is a red wine made from a dark-skinned grape.
Wine Region for Negoska in Greece
Negoska is produced in Central Macedonia. It is blended with Xinomavro in Goumenissa.
Negoska Greek Wine Flavor Description
Negoska wine tastes of chocolate and fruit. When blended with Xinomavro, the fruit taste is stronger.
Food Pairing for Negoska Greek Wine
Negoska wine pairs well with pasta dishes, especially ones that use red meat sauces. It also goes well with cheeses. Here are some dishes that you can enjoy with Negoska Greek red wine.
- Veal stew
- Chicken and apricot tagine
- Pasta with red meat sauce
- Greek style meat pie
- Tiropita (Greek cheese pies)
Facts About Negoska Greek Wine
- Negoska grapes only grow on the slopes of Mount Paikos
- Negoska wine is rarely found in a single varietal
- Negoska is most often blended with other wines due to it being produced in such low amounts
- The main purpose of Negoska wine is to complement Xinomavro wines
Negoska is a red wine that is produced with grapes grown on the slopes of Mount Paikos. This dark-colored wine is quite verstaile when paired with food, though it goes especially well with meat dishes.
Categorized in: Greek Wine List: White Wines, Red Wines
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