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Domaine Lyrarakis GEA S.A.
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Weißwein 2019 P.G.I. Crete Dafni trocken "Psarades", Crete / Κρήτη, Greece

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Price: 8.30 €
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Diam
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Dafni 100%
Registration number: #Lyr-L058-20/2019

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 24 March, 2020

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 white grape variety comes from the island of Crete(Greece). Synonyms are Dafnia, Daphni and Daphnia. It should not be confused with the Daphnato (Daphnata) variety, which is no longer cultivated. The very late ripening vine is generally very resistant to vine diseases. It produces white wines with moderate alcohol content and aromas of rosemary, tropical fruit and ginger. The variety is cultivated exclusively in the centre of the island of Crete on 15 hectares of vineyards

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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