Negoska

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Negoska is grown around the town of Goumenissa (pictured) where it is often blended with Xynomavro.

Negoska is a red Greek wine grape variety (Negushka) that is grown primarily in Central Macedonia. Around the town of Goumenissa the grape is blended with Xynomavro to produce very fruity wines with high alcohol levels.[1]

Wine styles[edit]

According to wine expert Oz Clarke, Negoska is capable of producing soft, full-bodied red wines with lots of rich fruit flavors. The grape can have low to moderate acidity levels and is often blended with more acidic and tannic Xynomavro grape.[2]

Synonyms[edit]

Over the years Negoska has been known under a variety of synonyms including Goumenissas Mavro, Mavro Goumenissas, Neghotska, Negotska, Negotska Popolka and Popolka Naoussis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 127 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0198600984
  2. ^ Oz Clarke Encyclopedia of Grapes pg 164 Harcourt Books 2001 ISBN 0-15-100714-4
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Negoska Accessed: October 12th, 2012