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White wine 2019 P.D.O. Santorini (O.P.A.P.) / Σαντορίνη "Familia", Aegean islands / Νησιά Αιγαίου, Greece

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: Up to 33.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #Ha-L280220

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Last reviewed: 12 January, 2021

The Greek archipelago (also known as Sandorini or Santorini), which covers about 90 km², is the southernmost of the Cyclades group and lies in the Aegean Sea about 100 km north of Crete. The crescent-shaped main island is called Thira and forms a cauldron with the two opposite small islands Aspronisi (0.14 km²) and Thirasia (9 km²). The ring-shaped island is the result of a huge volcanic explosion around 1500 BC, which destroyed the Minoan culture (Bronze Age culture of Crete). From the beginning of the 13th to the end of the 16th century, the island was strongly under the influence of Venice, which led to the development of a significant...

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...

The white grape variety originates from Greece, namely from the island of Santorini. Synonyms are Assirtico, Assyrtico, Asurtico, Asyrtico and Asyrtiko. It is believed that the variety (among many others) was used to produce the famous Malvasia wines, which were shipped or exported from the Greek port of Monemvasia as early as the 13th century. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, there is a parent-offspring relationship with both Gaidouria and Platani varieties.

Assyrtiko - Weintraube und Blatt

According to one hypothesis, the name indicates its origin in Assyria...

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