Goumenissa

GoumenissaThe PDO Goumenissa zone lies on the southeastern foothills of the Mount Paiko (1.650m), in the southwestern part of the Kilkis territory.

The boundaries of the wine growing PDO Goumenissa zone cover the areas around Goumenissa, and more specific the villages: Gerakonas, Griva, Karpi, Pentalofo, Stathis, Filyria, and the areas of Gorgopi, in Axioupolis and Polypetro, near Evropos.

According to the relevant legislation, vines must be planted at an altitude of more than 150m. The major part of the vineyards is along the Karpi-Goumenissa-Filyria centre line.

The wider region of Goumenissa consists of granite type rocks, schists, limestones and the parent material from deposits with red clay, marl and limestones in hard and soft layers.

The PDO Goumenissa wine is produced by the co-vinification of Xinomavro and Negoska, two indigenous, red grape varieties cultivated in the area.

Xinomavro can give wines that have bright pale to deep red color- depending on the maturity of the grapes harvested -, high acidity, powerful tannins and complex aromatic character.

Negoska contributes to the blend with its dark, purple color, rounding off the final wine with its medium acidity and tannins, and should participate in the blend at a minimum of 20%.

PDO Goumenissa wines produced in the zone may be dry red.
It is definitely worth exploring the Wine Route of Pella-Goumenissa as well as significant archeological sites and museums nearby.

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