Discover the grape variety: Merlot
Merlot is a red grape variety with small black berries that appeared at the end of the 18th century. It is produced in most of the Bordeaux terroirs, where it represents 58% of the planted area, and its best terroir is located in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion on cool, clay-limestone soils. At the mythical Château Pétrus, the wine is made with 95% Merlot, with a dark, dense colour, aromas of red and black fruits and a superb range of flavours, the Merlot transforms during its ageing to give way to notes of prunes, undergrowth and spices. On the palate, it is supple with distinguished tannins. It is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is no longer exclusive to Bordeaux, it is nowadays vinified all over the world.
Informations about the Winery Kir Yianni
The Winery Kir Yianni is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 41 wines for sale in the of Amyndeon to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Macedonia
Greek Macedonia (Makedonia) is an expansive region in Northern Greece. It is bordered by the Republic of North Macedonia, Albania and Bulgaria to the north and the Aegean Sea in the South. The vineyards in the mountainous region are extensively planted to Xynomavro, along with Roditis, Grape/limnio">Limnio and the more-international Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety. Macedonian red wines are noted for their firm tannins and big flavors, and the best examples are among Greece's most-sought-after reds.
The wine region of Florina
The wine region du Florina is located in the region in Macedonia in Greece. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Alpha Estate (Κτήμα Αλφα) or the Domaine Alpha Estate (Κτήμα Αλφα) produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Florina are Xinomavro, Merlot and Assyrtiko, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Florina often reveals types of flavors of cherry, fennel or chamomile and sometimes also flavors of tropical fruit, yellow plum or yellow apple.
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