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Origin: Northwest Greece  

Varieties: Xinomavro 45%,Merlot, 30%,Syra 25%
Drinking occasion: Special dinner at home or take-out
Food pairing: Grilled meat and pasta 

Classification: Makedonikos IGP,Dry red 

Year: 2010 

Origin story: "chateau paranga" = oxymoron, the light side of life 

Tasting Mote:

Black and red fruits here: a touch of blueberry, really fleshy smelling. Lots of lip-smacking merlot=like flavours, with perfectly judged, ripe tannins. This wine is all about lush juicy berries and structure. A blend of Xinomavro, Merlot, Syrah.

Ratings and Awards:

Thessaloniki International Wine Competition——Silver medal

OINOTHIKE 2010 WINE GUIDE——Silver medal

Decanter World Wine Awards——Bronze medal

The Australian Financial Review 91;

ALPHA WINE GUIDE 2010, 86;2009, 85;

Robert Parker – THE WINE ADVOCATE 84;

Wine and Spirits Magazine, 93.