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Domaine Paterianakis
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Rotwein 2009 Kritikos Topikos Oinos/Κρητικός Τοπικός Οίνος trocken Melissinos, BIO, Crete / Κρήτη, Greece

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.8%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Price: 12.30 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: new Barrique
Variety: Kotsifali
Registration number: #Pat-L.09252

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Last reviewed: 16 March, 2011

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.

Griechenland - Szene aus Platons Symposion und Amphore 500 v. Chr.

Wine was an important part of the Trinkkulturdrinking...

The red grape variety originates from Crete or the Cyclades(Greece). Synoyms are Corfiatico, Corfiatis, Korfiatiko, Korfiatis, Korphiates, Korphiatiko, Korphiatis, Kotrifali, Kotsiphali and Kotzifali. In the Greek vine database, the variety Korphiatiko (Korfiatis) is described as identical. However, according to the geneticist Dr José Vouillamoz, the two varieties are ampelographically different. It is a parent variety of Kotsifoliatiko. The early to medium ripening vine is resistant to both powdery mildew and botrytis. It produces light red, high alcohol, but rather...

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