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White wine 2008 Topikos Oinos Markopoulou/Τοπικός Οίνος Μαρκόπουλου Sabbatiano, Central Greece / Κεντρική Ελλάδα, Greece

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Savatiano
Registration number: #Pap-L-1206Sav

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Last reviewed: 18 February, 2009

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 white grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Aspro, Condoura, Dobraina Aspri, Dombraina Aspri, Doubraina Aspri, Doumpraina Lefki, Doumprena Aspri, Kontoura Lefki, Koudoura Aspri, Kountoura Aspri, Perachoritico, Perachoritiko, Perahoritiko, Parachoritis, Sabates, Sabbathiano, Sabbatiano, Sakeiko, Saturday Grape, Savathiano, Savvatiano, Savvatiano Perachoritiko, Stamatiano, Tsoumprena, Tsoumprena Aspre, Tsoumprena Lefki. It should not be confused with the variety Xynisteri, despite synonyms that seem to indicate it. It is also not a mutation of the red variety Mandilaria (with synonym Kountoura Mavri). According to...

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