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Mediterra Winery - Creta Olympias S.A.

Rosé wine 2010 Kritikos Topikos Oinos/Κρητικός Τοπικός Οίνος dry Vin de Crete, CRETA OLYMPIAS, Crete / Κρήτη, Greece

Type: Rosé wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Price: 3.95 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Steel
Registration number : #COW-L110122

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 27 April, 2011

The largest island of Greece (grch. Kriti) with 8.335 km² in length of 260 and width of 60 kilometers is located in front of the southern exit of the Aegean Sea. From west to east, Crete is crossed by a mountain range of up to 3000 metres in height. Between the mountains there are fertile valleys. In ancient times it was the centre of the Cretan-Mycenaean culture, came into Roman possession in 67 BC and was then under Eastern Roman, Arab, Venetian and Ottoman rule. Only in the year 1913 the island came to Greece. It is believed that Crete was home to the first cultivated vineyards in the Mediterranean, but it is certainly one of the oldest wine growing...

The red grape variety comes from Crete or the Cyclades(Greece). Synonyms are, Kotrifali, Kotsiphali and Kotzifali. In the Greek vine database the variety Korphiatiko (Korfiatis) is described as identical. However, according to the geneticist Dr. José Vouillamoz, the two varieties are ampelographically different. The early to medium ripening vine is resistant to both types of mildew and botrytis. It produces light red, alcohol-rich but rather low-acid red wines with aromas of herbs and strawberries, which are mainly used as a blend with the more tannic and colourful...

The red grape variety originates from Greece; namely from islands in the Eastern Aegean. Synonyms are Amorgiano, Amorghiano, Dombrena Mavri, Domvrena Mavri, Doubraina Mavri, Doubrena Mavri, Doumbrena Mavri, Doumpraina Mavri, Doumprena Mavri, Doympraina Mavre, Doympraina Mavro, K'ntoura Kai M'ntoura, Kontoura, Koudouro, Koutoura, Koutouro, Koundoura Mavri, Koundouro, Kountoura, Kountoura Mavri, Koyntoura, Kytoura, Mandelaria, Mantilari, Mantilaria and Montoyra. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. According to DNA-analyses the white variety Savatiano (Kountoura Aspri) is no colour mutation, which is indicated by the synonym...

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