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Evangelos Tsantalis AG
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2013 P.G.I. Mount Athos "Abaton" Gold Selection, Macedonia / Μακεδονία, Greece

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #Ts-L326173-213

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Last reviewed: 5 January, 2021

Ancient Macedonia (Macedonia, Makedonía) on the northwest edge of the Aegean Sea was a kingdom in northern Greece and rose to power under King Philip II. (359-336 B.C.) it rose to become a great power. He ruled over almost the entire Balkan Peninsula. His son Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) used Macedonia only as a base for his campaigns. The Macedonian kings were known for their ability to drink and Alexander was allegedly killed during a drinking session. In 167 BC the empire collapsed and came under Roman rule. When the Roman Empire was divided, in 395 the province was defeated to the Byzantine Empire. After an eventful history, the territory was divided between Greece,...

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...

The red grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Kalabaki, Kalambaki, Kalampaki, Lembiotiko, Lemnia, Lemnio, Lemniotico, Limniona, Limniotico and Mavro Limnio. It should not be confused with the variety Limniona, from which it is genetically different according to DNA analyses. The ancestry (eltrernity) is unknown. According to one hypothesis, it is said to be descended from the variety Lemnia (Limnia) mentioned by Aristotle (384-322 BC) and Hesiod (~750-680 BC). The late-maturing vine is resistant to drought, but susceptible to downy mildew and botrytis. It produces...

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