Posts tagged with ‘mavrodaphne’

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by Other Contributor

Mavrodaphne, which is Greek for “black laurel”, is a dark-skinned wine grape variety from the Greek Peloponnese. It is used most often in the production of sweet, fortified wines, such as those from the coastal town of Patras. In the past, Mavrodaphne was generally blended with other, higher-yielding varieties of inferior quality – most often Black Corinthiaki. Happily, a more […]

Achaia Clauss, Patras, Peloponnese.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All info on Patras, Peloponnese. 1854. Bavarian Gustav Clauss, captivated by the cultural refinement of the Achaean capital and the lively tastes of its vineyards, decides to establish the first wine estate in Hellas. He builds a homestead settlement, complete with cathedral towers in the form of belfries, thus enabling an entire village to live, work […]