Posts tagged with ‘Crete’

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Vergitsis Winery, Dafnes, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Dafnes, Crete. Vergitsis, Winery & Distillery was founded in 1989. Following a 30-year old tradition of producing bulk wine, known then as “Vergitsis”, Vergitsis Wines & Spirits has been rapidly growing. Our 2000 sqm. installations have grown to accommodate the production of a great variety of select products. “Vergitsis” owns over 5 hectares […]

Ladikino

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Ladikino is a red variety of grape that is chiefly produced in Crete in a very infrequent manner. It is one of the local varieties that can be easily recognized because of its lavish aroma. Many growers are into utilizing this variety of grape in a wide range of blends which are in turn sold […]

Thrapsathiri

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Thrapsathiri is an important variety of Crete that is emerging as one of the most promising and exciting white grapes of the island. For decades, Thrapsathiri was misunderstood, falsely considered as a relative of Athiri, or shadowed by the more popular Vilana. Nevertheless, it now draws the attention of many critics, solely based on its own attributes, making […]

Romeiko

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Romeiko or Mavroromeiko (Greek: Ρωμαίικο or Ρωμέικο) is a red grape variety.[1] Its name derives from the term Romios that is used to refer to modern Greeks (literally Roman as a citizen of the former Byzantine Empire). Romeiko is an indigenous Greek grape and one of the most widely grown red varieties in Greece. It is found on many Cycladic islands and Crete, prominently in the region of Chania and in particular Kissamos where […]

Vilana

by Other Contributor
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Vilana is a white wine variety grown primarily on the island of Crete, Greece. Vilana grapes are pale yellow-green in color with medium-sized berries. The best expressions of the variety are grown on higher elevation vineyards, where Vilana’s tendency to overcrop can be mitigated. When harvested, Vilana is especially prone to oxidization and extra attention is required to […]

Vidiano

by Other Contributor
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Vidiano is an ancient white-wine grape from the Greek island of Crete, in the eastern Mediterranean. Although there are very few Vidiano vines left in existence (the variety was all but extinct less than 25 years ago), there are now signs of a small-scale revival. In the words of the Cretan wine authorities, Vidiano has been “revived […]

Plyto

by Other Contributor
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Plytó is an old Greek grape variety grown on the island of Crete. Like many native Greek varieties, it was once well known there but had slipped into obscurity by the end of the 20th Century. Plytó has since been revived by the winemaking Lyrarakis brothers, who grow their vines in high-altitude (1300 ft/400m), low-yielding vineyards. The resulting wine is […]

Mandilaria

by Other Contributor
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Mandilaria is a black-skinned red grape most commonly grown on the Greek islands of Rhodes & Crete, in the Aegean Sea. It also grown on the mainland and other Greek islands, where it is known by various names, including Mantilari, Mandelaria and Amorghiano. Mandilaria grapes have thick skins full of polyphenols, notably tannins (responsible for the wines’ drying, grippy texture) […]

Malvasia di Candia

by Other Contributor
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Malvasia di Candia is the source of some conjecture in ampelographic circles, with some believing the vine is one of many sub-varieties of the omnipresent Malvasia, while others claim it as an altogether separate cultivar. For full description please see www.winesearcher.com

Liatiko

by Other Contributor
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Liatiko is an ancient black-skinned grape variety grown on Crete. In the 21st Century, only a handful of producers make wine from Liatiko, but the variety was once of great importance to Crete’s winemakers, particularly during the Middle Ages, when the island was under Venetian rule. The name Liatiko is a short-form of the Greek word for July, an […]