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Diamantakis Winery
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Rotwein 2009 Kritikos Topikos Oinos/Κρητικός Τοπικός Οίνος Syrah-Mandilaria trocken Diamantopetra / Διαμαντόπετρα, Crete / Κρήτη, Greece

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #DiW-L09811

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Last reviewed: 12 April, 2012

The largest island in Greece (Greek: Kriti) with a length of 260 kilometres and a width of 60 kilometres lies at the southern end of the Aegean Sea. From west to east, Crete is crossed by a mountain range up to 3,000 metres high. Between the mountains there are fertile valleys. It was the centre of Cretan-Mycenaean culture in ancient times, came into Roman possession in 67 BC and was subsequently under Eastern Roman, Arab, Venetian and Ottoman rule. It was not until 1913 that the island became part of Greece. It is believed that Crete was home to the first cultivated vineyards in the Mediterranean, but it is certainly one of the oldest wine-growing cultures....

The history of Greek viticulture began, so to speak, with a fling between the supreme god Zeus and the beautiful Seméle (daughter of Harmonia, goddess of harmony), which led to the birth of Dionysus, the god of wine, joy, grapes, fertility and ecstasy. Ancient Greece or, based on archaeological finds, especially the island of Crete, is considered one of the "cradles of European wine culture". Wine was already cultivated in the Mycenaean culture in the 16th century BC (Mycenae = north-eastern Peloponnese), as indicated by amphorae that have been found. Wine was an important part of the drinking culture of...

The red grape variety originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological...

The red grape variety originates from Greece; namely from islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. Synonyms are Amorgiano, Amorghiano, Dombrena Mavri, Domvrena Mavri, Doubraina Mavri, Doubrena Mavri, Doumbrena Mavri, Doumpraina Mavri, Doumprena Mavri, Doympraina Mavre, Doympraina Mavro, K'ntoura Kai M'ntoura, Kontoura, Koudouro, Koutoura, Koutouro, Koundoura Mavri, Koundouro, Kountoura, Kountoura Mavri, Koyntoura, Kytoura, Mandelaria, Mantilari, Mantilaria and Montoyra. The parentage is unknown. According to DNA analyses, the white variety Savatiano (Kountoura Aspri) is not a colour mutation, which is indicated by the synonym...

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