Posts tagged with ‘Mount Athos’

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Mount Athos subregion.

by Cornelius Wesseling

              Please see HERE the Mount Athos wineries. Mount Athos is the easternmost of the three Halkidiki peninsulas in the northern Aegean Sea. This unusual wine region is of great spiritual significance to the Eastern Christian Orthodox Church, and 20 monasteries can be found along the coast of the peninsula. Wine has […]

Kremlin is sipping Mount Athos wines.

by Cornelius Wesseling

  na zda-rov’-ye (please click for pronounciation) The wine served to official guests in Moscow Kremlin, Russia, who are usually leaders of foreign states, is made in the vineyards of Mount Athos. Its name is Kormilitsa and bears the title of Kremlin’s Official Wine. The Russian host does not only serve the wine, but often offers […]

Mylopotamos wines, Mount Athos.

by Cornelius Wesseling

more on Mt. Athos Mylopotamos is the largest dependency of the Holy Monastery of Great Lavras. The tower and temple, in the name of Saint Megalomartira Evstathiou, were built by Saint Athanasios of Athoniti some time before 973 A.D. Saint Athanasios, like the wise and far-sighted man he was, also cleared the surrounding area and planted […]

Tsantali, Mount Athos.

by Cornelius Wesseling

More on Mount Athos.   Mount Athos history. According to mythology Giant Athos hurled angry one massive rock against Poseidon. The rock but reached the eastern edge of the biped then Halkidiki. Thus was created the third leg. The peninsula was named Giant. The history of Mount Athos, which starts from the myth of the giant Athos, is […]

2006 Tsantali Abaton

by Cornelius Wesseling

Tasted by GrapeRover. Brownish purple colored. Excellent density. Harmonious aroma’s of black currant (cassis), prune, strawberry jam, smokey bacon, vanilla, and a dash of clove. Soft, lively acidity. Integrated flavors of raspberry, blueberry, black c…

2008 Tsantali Metoxi Chromitsa

by Cornelius Wesseling

Tasted by GrapeRover. Full clean purple. Very treackly. Wonderfully developed aroma’s of blueberry, blackberry, black currant (cassis), vanilla, cedar, and cinnamon. Massive flavors of blackberry, blueberry, black currant (cassis), balanced tobacco, sa…