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The Black Sheep Grenache Rouge – Syrah


The Black Sheep, an eccentric name for a product that stresses out its diversity and particularity. This is an elegant wine that refers to the rosé wines of Provence. Its thoroughly modern philosophy is evident from its contemporary appearance and its screw cap. It is produced at the Mackedon Winery at Platanotopos, Kavala, while the vineyards are found in a small distance.

The special vinification of the Black Sheep rosé begins with the early harvest of grapes highlighting the particular characteristics of both Grenache Rouge & Syrah varieties.

Type of wine: Dry Rosé Wine

Appellation: Protected Geographical Indication Macedonia

Varietals: Graneche Rouge 60%, Syrah 40%

Vinification Techiniques: Rosé vinification begins with the early harvest of the grapes of the two varieties. Direct pressing of the grapes in order to minimize the color extraction in order to achieve the desired pale pink. Fermentation takes place at controlled low temperatures in order to maximize the floral and fruity notes.

Analytical Data:
Alcohol: 12.9% vol
Total Acidity: 5.25 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.76 g/l
pH: 3.39

Tasting Notes: Pale pink color. Pronounced floras and fruity aromas of rose, honeysuckle, nectarine, melon and strawberry in balance with some light white pepper notes. Dry in the mouth with pleasant crispy acidity, medium body with a medium flavor intensity in the mouth, aromas reminiscent of rose, peach, melon, cherry (bubble gum) with a medium finish.

Aging: Will respond to aging for up to 2-3 years after harvest.

Perfect Pairing: Served at 8-10oC. Ideally, it accompanies Mediterranean dishes, appetizers, green salads and seasonal fresh fruits. You can also enjoy as an aperitif.