The best wines of Macedonia

Discover the best wines of Macedonia as well as the best winemakers of Macedonia and estates of Macedonia to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Macedonia and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Macedonia by region

Looking for a good wine of Macedonia among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Macedonia. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Macedonia with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Macedonia

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Macedonia

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 slow-cooked fillet of beef, lamb breast with onions and tomato sauce or rabbit with cider and prunes.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Macedonia

On the nose the red wine of the region of Macedonia. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, mocha or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of cream, earthy or minerality.

The best vintages in red wine of Macedonia

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.56/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.56/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.38/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Macedonia

  • Vranac
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Kratosija

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Macedonia

A wine route planned in the region of Macedonia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Macedonia.

Discovering the wine region of Macedonia

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.

Great white wines of Macedonia

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Macedonia

White wines from the region of Macedonia go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of very soft beef bourguignon, steamed salmon marinated in herbs or light tuna-tomato quiche (without cream).

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Macedonia

On the nose the white wine of the region of Macedonia. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, non oak or smoke and sometimes also flavors of melon, orange or toasty.

The best vintages in white wine of Macedonia

  • 2019 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.94/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Macedonia

  • Chardonnay
  • Temjanika
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Teinturier
  • Smederevka

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Macedonia

A wine route planned in the region of Macedonia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Macedonia.

Discover the grape variety: Plavac mali

Croatian Dalmatia more precisely. It can also be found in Greece (Macedonia), Montenegro, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania. According to genetic analyses conducted by the California University of Davis (United States), it is the result of an intraspecific cross between zinfandel (called crljenak kastelanski or pribidag in Croatia) and dobricic, another Croatian grape variety that is now somewhat endangered. - Synonyms: pagadebit veliki, sarak, zelenak (for all the synonyms of the grape varieties, click here!).

Great sparkling wines of Macedonia

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Macedonia

Sparkling wines from the region of Macedonia go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal paupiettes with white beer, chicken in red wine or duck parmentier.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Macedonia

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Macedonia. often reveals types of flavors of oak.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Macedonia

  • 2016 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.40/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Macedonia

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Temjanika

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Macedonia

A wine route planned in the region of Macedonia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Macedonia.

The word of the wine: Chaptalization

The addition of sugar at the time of fermentation of the must, an ancient practice, but theorized by Jean-Antoine Chaptal at the dawn of the 19th century. The sugar is transformed into alcohol and allows the natural degree of the wine to be raised in a weak or cold year, or - more questionably - when the winegrower has a harvest that is too large to obtain good maturity.

Great pink wines of Macedonia

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Macedonia

Pink wines from the region of Macedonia go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of milanese cutlets like in italy, rabbit stew the old fashioned way or rabbit with goat cheese and mint.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Macedonia

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Macedonia. often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, citrus or strawberries and sometimes also flavors of raspberry, pear or tree fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Macedonia

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.75/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.68/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.61/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.49/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Macedonia

  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Grenache
  • Kratosija
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Vranac

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Macedonia

A wine route planned in the region of Macedonia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Macedonia.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot

Pinot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. Pinot noir can be found in many vineyards: Burgundy, Alsace, Jura, South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Armagnac, Lorraine, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Provence & Corsica.

Great sweet wines of Macedonia

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Macedonia

Sweet wines from the region of Macedonia go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Macedonia

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Macedonia. often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, tree fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Macedonia

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.65/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.40/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Macedonia

  • Vranac
  • Traminer
  • Kadarka

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Macedonia

A wine route planned in the region of Macedonia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Macedonia.

The word of the wine: Delicate

Said of a wine that is fine and subtle in the mouth.