Limnio is an important Greek grape variety that has been used in red wine production for more than 2000 years. A wine of such history and distinction is bound to have numerous synonyms, as indeed Limnio does, and it has been mentioned by many Greek poets, including Aristotle and Homer.
The grape is believed to have originated on the Aegean Island of Limnos, though surprisingly it is barely grown there any more. In the 21st Century, Limnio is more at home on the Halkidiki Peninsula in Greek Macedonia and Rapsani in Thessalia. Limnio is a hardy grape that ripens late and has strong drought resistance.
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