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Red wine 2009 Kritikos Topikos Oinos/Κρητικός Τοπικός Οίνος dry Melissinos, BIO, Crete / Κρήτη, Greece

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.8%
Price: 12.30 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: New small oak
Variety: Kotsifali.
Registration number : #Pat-L.09252

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 16 March 2011

The largest island with 8,335 km² Greece (Grch. Kriti) in the length of 260 and the width of 60 kilometers lies in front of the south exit of the Aegean Sea, From west to east, Crete is crossed by a mountain range up to 3000 meters high. There are fertile valleys between the mountains. It was the center of Cretan-Mycenaean culture in the ancient world, came in 67 BC. BC in Roman possession and was then under Eastern Roman, Arab, Venetian and Ottoman rule. It was only in 1913 that the island came to Greece. It is believed that the first cultivated vineyards in the Mediterranean were on Crete, but it is certainly one of the oldest viticulture cultures. Near...

The red grape variety comes from Crete or that Cyclades ( Greece ). Synonym are Kotrifali, Kotsiphali and Kotzifali. In the Greek vine database, the variety Korphiatiko (Corfiatis) described as identical. According to the geneticist Dr. José Vouillamoz however, the two varieties are different in terms of ampelography. The early to medium maturing vine is resistant to both mildews and Botrytis, It produces light red, alcohol-rich, but rather low-acid red wines with aromas of herbs and strawberries, which are primarily blended with the tannic and colorful variety...

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