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Domaine Papagiannakos

White wine dry Retsina of Mesogaia, Table wine/Eπιτραπέζιος Oίνος, Greece

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Bottle closue: Synthetic
Maturing: Steel
Variety: Savatiano.
Registration number : #Pap-L029A16

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 4 July, 2016

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 comes from Greece. Synonyms are Aspro, Dobraina Aspri, Dombraina Aspri, Doubraina Aspri, Doumpraina Lefki, Doumprena Aspri, Kountoura Aspri, Perachoritico, Perahoritiko, Sabbathiano, Sabbatiano, Sakeiko, Savathiano, Savvatiano, Savvatiano Perachoritiko, Stamatiano, Tsoumprena, Tsoumprena Aspre, Tsoumprena Lefki. It must not be confused with the Xynisteri variety, despite the fact that synonyms seem to indicate this. It is also not a mutation of the red variety Mandilaria (with synonym Kountoura Mavri). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between...

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