Stavroula Kourakou
Xinόmavro

The Wine-grape Variety of Central-Western Macedonia
 
CONTENTS

Introduction

PART I
Cities and people in ancient times

Historical brushstrokes
Ancient vineyards
Dionysiac cult
Sympotic vessels

PART II
Xinómavro Vineyards and wines

The grape variety
Categories of wines
Wines of Appellation of Origin
Wines of Geographical Indication
PDO zones
Xinómavro ‘ambassador’
Types of wines
Ageing – Labelling

PART III
The development of viticulture
in recent centuries

Textual testimonies
Ottoman archives
Other sources
Travellers and historiographers
Vogiatsiko
Siatista
Kastoria
The Macedonian pressing vats
Migration and trade
Exchange of populations
Phylloxera and replanting the vineyards

PARTIV
The main areas of cultivation

ΝAOUSSA in the Prefecture of Imathia
Τhe vinegrowing landscape
Myths and history
Vines and wine
The wine AOHQ Naoussa
Research programmes
Quality is born in the vineyard
The contemporary wine-trade

Addendum
Wine from grapes of the wild vine

ΑΜΥΝΤΑΙΟ in the Prefecture of Florina 121

Amyntaio in 1962
The soils of the zone
Three-year research programme
Recognition of ΑOHQ Amyntaio
Twenty-seven centuries of viticulture
The history of the place name
Ancient settlements
A wineland 27 centuries old
Amyntaio in the 21st century
Vineyards and wines
Technological innovations
The rosé wines

GOUMENISSA in the Prefecture of Kilkis

Milestones in its history
Vine and wine
Grape varieties
Viticulture
Vintage
Vinification
Wine-trade
Change in the varietal synthesis
Wine ΑOHQ Goumenissa

Addendum
Pruning the vines and Saint Tryphon

VELVENDO in the Prefecture of Kozani

The Haliakmon and Lake Polyphytou
Viniferous Velvendo
A 200-year-old book
The ancient world
Traditions and Post-Byzantine documents
Viticulture in Ottoman times
Τhe wine-trade

RAPSANI on Lower Olympos

The Community
The vineyard
Τhe wine
The wine AOHQ Rapsani

Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgements
Photographic credits