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Domaine Gavalas
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White wine 2016 P.G.I. Crete dry Fragospito/ΦΡΑΓΚΟΣΠΙΤΟ, Crete / Κρήτη, Greece

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: Up to 12.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #Gav-L358-16-19

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Last reviewed: 6 March, 2018

The largest island of Greece (grch. Kriti) with 8.335 km² in length of 260 and width of 60 kilometers is located in front of the southern exit of the Aegean Sea. From west to east, Crete is crossed by a mountain range of up to 3000 metres in height. Between the mountains there are fertile valleys. In ancient times it was the centre of the Cretan-Mycenaean culture, came into Roman possession in 67 BC and was then under Eastern Roman, Arab, Venetian and Ottoman rule. Only in the year 1913 the island came to 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...

Greek viticultural history began, so to speak, with a fling of the supreme god Zeus with the beautiful Seméle (daughter of Harmonia, goddess of concord), which led to the birth of Dionysus, the god of wine, joy, grapes, fertility and ecstasy. Ancient Greece, or rather the island of Crete in particular, due to archaeological findings, is considered one of the "cradles of European wine culture". Already in the Mycenaean culture in the 16th century B.C. (Mycenae = northeastern Peloponnese) there was viticulture, as indicated by the amphorae found. Wine was an important part of the drinking culture of...

Common name or synonym (many names for one variety) and homonym (one name for many varieties) for many different, unrelated grape varieties, especially in Italy, Spain and Portugal. They exist with the berry colours white, light green, grey, rosé, red, blue and black and also with different aromas, for example with and without muscat tones. In summary, the grape varieties with "Malvasia" in their name have a genetically diverse background and show an equally heterogeneous morphology (external appearance). That is, there are no particular Malvasia-specific characteristics. The name Malvasia names a...

Synonym for the grape variety Muscat Blanc; see there.
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