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Mediterra Winery - Creta Olympias S.A.
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Weißwein 2009 Kritikos Topikos Oinos/Κρητικός Τοπικός Οίνος trocken Silenus Beta, MEDITERRA WINERY, Crete / Κρήτη, Greece

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Price: 7.50 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Vilana
Registration number: #COW-L102311

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Last reviewed: 9 February, 2011

The largest island in Greece (Greek: Kriti) with a length of 260 kilometres and a width of 60 kilometres lies at the southern end of the Aegean Sea. From west to east, Crete is crossed by a mountain range up to 3,000 metres high. Between the mountains there are fertile valleys. It was the centre of Cretan-Mycenaean culture in ancient times, came into Roman possession in 67 BC and was subsequently under Eastern Roman, Arab, Venetian and Ottoman rule. It was not until 1913 that the island became part of Greece. It is believed that Crete was home to the first cultivated vineyards in the Mediterranean, but it is certainly one of the oldest...

Greek viticultural history began, so to speak, with a fling between the supreme god Zeus and 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, 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.

Griechenland - Szene aus Platons Symposion und Amphore 500 v. Chr.

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

The white grape variety comes from Crete-Greece. Synonyms are Belana and Velana. It is believed that the variety was used (among many others) for the production of the famous Malvasia wines, which were shipped or exported from the historic port of Monemvasia as early as the 13th century. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2007, it is closely related to the varieties Aitonychi Mavro (Piperionos) and Vidiano. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The late ripening, high-yielding vine is susceptible to fungal diseases. It produces spicy, acidic, well-structured white wines with aromas of green...

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