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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. There was already a flourishing winegrowing industry here in antiquity. The Roman author Lucius J. M. Columella (1st century BC) 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...

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. Wine was an important part of the drinking culture of...

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