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Rosé wine 2018 Bio, Ionian islands / Νησιά Ιονίου, Greece

Type: Rosé wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Price: 9.43 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Syrah 100%
Registration number: #TE-L1804

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Last reviewed: 12 January, 2021

A group of islands off the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. The islands were settled in the 9th century B.C. by the Ionian tribe, which had been pushed away from the mainland by war and gave the islands their name (see also Attica). For four centuries, from 1386 to 1797, the islands were ruled by the city-state of Venice, and this Italian influence is still noticeable today. Due to the mild climate, the islands are ideal for viticulture, there is also sufficient rainfall. There are many autochthonous grape varieties such as Agiomavritiko, Areti, Asprouda, Avgoustiatis,...

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 originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or...

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