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Red wine 2005 Attikos Topikos Oinos/Αττικός Τοπικός Οίνος, Central Greece / Κεντρική Ελλάδα, Greece

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #Pap-L-0205

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Last reviewed: 23 July, 2008

Greek landscape or region on the south-eastern peninsula of Greece with almost 3,800 km², in which the state capital Athens lies. Attica, together with the island of Evia (New Greek: Ewwia) immediately to the east of it and the region of Boeotia (Viotia or Vöotia) to the north of it, is referred to as Central or even more frequently Central Greece. The area was settled around 2,000 B.C. by the Ionians from the northern Balkans, who later became the most advanced tribe of the Greeks. Due to their proximity to the Orient, they achieved great prosperity and a high cultural flowering in poetry (Archilochos and Homer), architecture and fine...

This large wine-growing region in Greece includes the Attica peninsula (with the state capital Athens), the Boeotia region (Viotia or Vöotia) to the north and the second largest Greek island Euboea with 3,865 km². About one third of the Greek wine is produced in central Greece. Due to the warm and dry climate, there is not a great variety of varieties compared to the other Greek wine-growing regions. The main grape varieties are Savatiano and Roditis. This is the area and the home of the famous resin wine Retsina. It is also common to deliver fresh grape must to the restaurants and inns, which produce...

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...

The red grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Aghiorghitico, Aghiorgitiko, Ayoriyitiko, Bacouri, Bakouri, Bakouros, Mavraki, Mavro, Mavro Nemeas, Mavrostaphylo Mavraki, Mavroudi Nemeas, Mbacoura, Mbakoura, Mpakouri, Mpakouros, Nemeas Mavro, Nemeas Mavroudi, St. George, St. George vine. The town of Nemea in the appellation of the same name used to be called Agios Georgis (Saint George), which gave the name to this variety. However, the name of the grape variety should not be confused with the similarly named Agioritikos from the Holy Mountain Athos (peninsula of Chalkidike). The exact origin is believed to be in the Argolis and Corinthia...

The red grape variety originates from France. There are about 60 synonyms; some grouped alphabetically by country are Franzosenrebe (Germany); Kaberne Sovinjon, Kaberne Sovinyon, Lafit, Lafite (Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia); Bidure, Bouchet, Bouchet Sauvignon, Breton, Cabernet Petit, Carbonet, Carbouet, Carmenet, Castet, Enfin, Epicier Noir, Marchoupet, Navarre, Petit Bouchet, Petit Bouschet, Petit Cabernet, Petit Cavernet Sauvignon, Petite Vidure, Sauvignon, Sauvignonne, Vidure, Vidure Sauvignonne, Vigne Dure (France); Bordo (Romania); Bordeaux (Switzerland); Burdeos Tinto...

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