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Red wine 2005 Achaikos Topikos Oinos/Αχαικος Τοπικος Οινος dry Taos / Ταως, Peloponnese / Πελοπóννησος, Greece

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Price: 25.00 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: New and used barrique
Registration number : #Pa187428

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 16 March, 2011

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...

The red grape variety comes from Greece; the name means "black laurel". Synonyms are Ahmar Mechtras, Fraoula Kokkini, Mauro Daphni, Mavrodafni, Mavrodanitsa, Mavrodaphni, Mavrodrami and Thiniatiko. It must not be confused with the other numerous varieties with Mavro as a name component. The Thiniatiko variety grown in Kefallonia is probably a clone of Mavrodaphne. Its parentage (parenthood) is unknown. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a parent of the varieties Tsaoussi and Zakynthino. It is also suspected to be related to the variety Goustolidi.

The early-ripening,...

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