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E. Th. Moraitis S.A.
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Red wine 2006 P.D.O. Paros (O.P.A.P.) / Πάρος dry Reserve, Aegean islands / Νησιά Αιγαίου, Greece

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: New and used barrique
Registration number: #EM-L06006

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Last reviewed: 16 March, 2011

The almost 200 km² large Greek island in the Aegean Sea west of Naxos belongs to the Cyclades. Already in ancient times, there was a flourishing viticulture here. The Roman author Lucius J. M. Columella (1st century B.C.) mentions in his famous work "De re rustica" an important wine export to Rome, which took place via the transhipment point or port of Monemvasia on the Peloponnese peninsula. On Paros there has never been an infestation by phylloxera. The vines are trained (as on the neighbouring island of Santorini) in a traditional system known as kouloura, in...

The northeastern Mediterranean Sea between the east coast of Greece and Turkey is named after the Greek mythical figure Aegeus, the king of Athens and father of the legendary hero Theseus. There are countless islands and island groups here, such as the Dodecanese, the Sporades and the Cyclades. Most of them were settled by the Greeks in 1000 BC. Viticulture and wine culture has an ancient tradition on many of these islands. Already in ancient times the best Greek wines were produced here, which were delivered as far as Rome. On Chios (Khios) died the poet Homer (8th century BC), the island was considered in...

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...

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