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Comparative Tasting: Southern Wines from Portugal, Spain, Greece and France

I think we had this topic before, but aren’t there countless excellent wines in the Mediterranean regions to discover? The difference might be that this time I can at least come up with something like a link between all these wines.
The first two stem from the Douro river region in Portugal. The third one is a Spanish Ribera del Duero, the same river than the two before but on Spanish soil. Oscar (who brought the first 3 wines) thought it would be interesting to compare the styles of two neighbour regions. The fourth wine is a Greek Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Cuvée called Biblia Xora, produced in the hills of Makedonia (North-Eastern Greece, no more link here : )). Finally I contributed a Southern French wine from Faugères in Languedoc.
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2004 Chateau Lazaridi „Magic Mountain“ Sauvignon Blanc, Makedonia

Chateau Lazaridi is located in Drama, a region in the Northern Greek part Makedonia where winemaking exists for some 5000 years. Nevertheless the brothers Nikos and Kostas Lazaridis have built in the late 1980’s a winery which stands for the renewal of winemaking in the Drama area; The Turkish occupation in the 19th century, the Balkan wars, Phyloxera and the second world war have nearly ruled out winemaking of this traditional region until then. Read the rest of this entry »

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