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Red wine 2016 Merlot, Peloponnese / Πελοπóννησος, Greece

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: 39.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Merlot 100%
Registration number: #LME2016

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Last reviewed: 21 May, 2020

Peninsula located in the south of the mainland of Greece with about 21.000 km² (neo-Greek Morea); the name means "Island of Pelops" after a mythological figure. It is completely separated from the mainland by the narrow Corinthian channel, which was artificially created in 1893 and is over six kilometres long. Here are the strongholds of ancient culture such as Epidaurus, Mistra, Mycenae, Olympia (the venue of the Olympic Games of the ancient world) and Sparta. A flourishing wine culture already existed here in ancient times. On the south-western tip is the port city of Monemvasia, which was a famous transshipment point for sweet...

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 red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

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