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White wine 2018 dry Retsina "Tear of the Pine", Macedonia / Μακεδονία, Greece

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Price: 16.50 €
Bottle closue: Diam
Maturing: New small oak
Variety: Assyrtiko.
Registration number : #SK-L9031D

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Last reviewed: 24 March 2020

Ancient Macedonia (Macedonia, Macedonia) on the northwestern edge of the Aegean was a kingdom in northern Greece and rose under King Philip II (359-336 BC) to great power. This dominated almost the entire Balkan Peninsula. Macedonia only served his son Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) as the basis for his campaigns. The Macedonian kings were known for their drinking strength and Alexander was allegedly killed during a drinking spree. In 167 BC the empire collapsed and came under Roman rule. With the division of the Roman Empire in 395 the province was defeated to the Byzantine Empire. After an eventful history, the area between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria in 1913 and between...

The white grape variety comes from Greece from the island Santorini, Synonyms are Assirtico, Assyrtico, Asurtico, Asyrtico and Asyrtiko. It is believed that the variety (among many others) is famous for the production Malvasia wines was used by the Greek port as early as the 13th century Monemvasia were shipped or exported from. According to in 2011 DNA analysis there is one Parent-offspring relationship with the two varieties Gaidouria and Platani,

Assyrtiko - grape and leaf

According to a hypothesis, the name indicates the origin Assyria (counted in antiquity...

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