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Makkas Winery Ltd
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2011 Topikos Oinos Paphos Maratheftico, Paphos, Cyprus

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #MaW-L203993

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Last reviewed: 22 February, 2017

Politically, the island in the eastern Mediterranean forms the Republic of Cyprus, which under international law comprises the entire island of 9,251 km². De facto, however, it consists only of the larger southern part with 5,384 km², because the smaller north with 3,355 km² forms the regime (not recognised by many states) Turkish Republic of Cyprus. Two British military bases with 255 km² of land area are under the control of England as a remnant of colonial times. The distance to the south coast of Turkey is only about 70 km, to the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes almost 400 km and to the mainland of Greece even more than...

The red grape variety originates from Cyprus. Synonyms are Aloupostaphylo, Bambakada, Bambakina, Maratheftico, Marathefticon, Maratheftikon, Marathophiko, Mavrospourtiko, Pambakada, Pambakina, Pampakia, Vambakadha, Vambakina, Vamvacada and Vamvakada. The variety was first mentioned in 1893 by the French ampelographer Pierre Mouillefert. The name probably derives from the Marathasa valley in the Troodos Mountains. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2005, there is a close relationship to the Aspro X variety. The late-maturing vine is susceptible to powdery mildew but resistant to other diseases. It is an weibliche Rebsortenall-female...

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