Top 100 red wines of Macedonia
Discover the top 100 best red wines of Macedonia as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Macedonia and the best vintages to taste in this region.
The Republic of North Macedonia is a country located in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe. It is quite distinct from modern Greek Macedonia, with which it shares a border of over 160 kilometres (100 miles).
The wine industry is dominated by red wines. Production is centered on two indigenous Grape varieties (Vranac and Kratosija), as well as a few international varieties such as the ubiquitous Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The main wine-producing regions are Pcinja-Osogovo in the north, Pelagonija-Polog in the south and Povardarie. The republic as a whole has a stable area of 23,000 hectares (56,850 acres) of vineyards and a slightly larger coverage of vines harvested for table grapes. Although it is a landlocked country (it is separated from the Adriatic Sea by Albania and from the Aegean Sea by Greece), the republic experiences continental and Mediterranean influences on its Climate. Its northeastern corner is separated from the nearest coast by 200 km (125 miles), while Lake Doiran, at its southeastern end, is only 55 km (35 miles) from the Greek coastal city of Thessaloniki, on the Gulf of Thessaloniki.
Along the Albanian border, in the southwest corner of the republic, several large lakes temper the climate. The shelter provided by the local topography combines with other geological factors to create particularly productive agricultural land, especially around the lake towns of Struga and Resen. Grapes play an important role in the local economy and agriculture. Lake Prespa, which Northern Macedonia shares with Greece and Albania, is the highest tectonic lake in Europe.
A very old grape variety, most likely originating in Italy, now cultivated mainly in the central and central-eastern parts of this country, registered in France in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties, list A1. Montepulciano has long been confused with sangiovese or nielluccio, an A.D.N. analysis has shown that it is different.
red wines from the region of Macedonia go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of fondue bourguignonne and accompanying sauces, lamb tagine with prunes and almonds or quick duck breast with honey.
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