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P.D.O. Limnos (O.P.A.P.) / Λήμνος

P.D.O. Limnos (O.P.A.P.) / Λήμνος

Description to P.D.O. Limnos (O.P.A.P.) / Λήμνος

The Greek Volcanic island (also Lemnos or Limnio) with almost 480 km² is in the north Aegean between the peninsula Athos in the northwest and mainland Asia Minor in the east. According to Greek mythology, the limping Hephaestus (Roman Vulcanus), the Greek god of fire and smithy, lived here. The Greek poet Homer (8th century BC) in his work "Iliad" names the island as the source for the wine of the Greek army during the siege of Troy and tells how Hephaestos forged new weapons for the hero Achilles. At the end of the 19th century, the phylloxera the vineyards with autochthonous Vines, a reconstruction mainly took place with the varieties Moscato Aspro ( Muscat Blanc ) and Muscat d'Alexandrie,

The vineyards cover around 1,200 hectares of vineyards. There are two POP appellations, The white wine Limnos is made from the varieties Moscato Aspro and Muscat d'Alexandrie. He will dry. medium-dry and lovely expanded. The sweet dessert wine Muscat from Limnos is 100% unmixed from the variety Muscat d'Alexandrie generated. There are versions of this Vin doux naturel, Vin de liqueur (both gespritet ) and Vin naturellement doux, If the grapes from particularly old vineyards with low earnings the name Vin Doux Grand Cru on label be used. A non-qualified red wine is made from the indigenous variety Limnio generated. Well-known producers are Limnos Organic Wines and Hatzigeorgiou,

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