Which Greek island is known for wine?

Which Greek island is known for wine?

Crete. The largest island of Greece is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world, home to many indigenous varieties and a rugged terrain that’s well-suited to agriculture. It’s wild landscape and southern location in the Mediterranean Sea gives Crete one of the best climates for producing wine.

Where is wine grown in Greece?

In the middle of mainland Greece are the wine-growing areas of Thessaly, Epirus, and Attica, accounting for 34% of the vineyards and 30% of the winemaking facilities of all of Greece.

Does Greece produce good wine?

In the ancient world, Greece was once one of the foremost producers of wine. However, in contrast to the country’s important wine heritage, modern Greek wines are only recently reaching the rest of the world. These days, Greece offers outstanding wine value and new varieties to expand your palate!

What is Retsina Greek wine?

Retsina is a wine process, really, not a wine—pine resin is added to a base of white wine (typically Roditis or Savatiano), thus creating a pine resin flavor and aromatic. This supposedly mimics ancient traditions, when ancient Greeks sealed wines with resin closures.

What is the best wine with Greek food?

The Right Wine Pairings for Greek Food

  • Meze (ie dips and pita bread) – a light red like a Pinot Noir or Sangiovese.
  • Salads – Sangiovese.
  • Fish, seafood and poultry-based dishes – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé
  • Lamb/beef – Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Red-sauce based dishes – Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

What is retsina Greek wine?

Is retsina red or white?

Retsina (Greek: Ρετσίνα) is a Greek white (or rosé) resinated wine, which has been made for at least 2,000 years. Its unique flavor is said to have originated from the practice of sealing wine vessels, particularly amphorae, with Aleppo Pine resin in ancient times.

When was the Nostos winery built?

In the summer of 1997, with the first harvest of Nostos, we completed construction of our winery on the grounds of the Manousakis family home. It was a simple structure but adequate for our needs at a time of limited production. As production increased over the years, the winery was expanded to accommodate the growth.

Where does Greek wine come from?

This wine also grows on the mainland in Northern Greece where it’s often blended with a little bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, delivering a very Bordeaux-like red wine. A view of Central Greece by Leuctra.

What is Manousakis winery?

The Manousakis Winery is the realization of a dream that began in 1984 when the hills around the village of Vatolakkos were still untouched by humans and the wild herbs of Crete were intoxicating to one’s senses.

What are Greece’s most important red wines?

Moving northwest of Epirus into Macedonia you’ll find one of Greece’s most important red wines: Xinomavro (“ke-see-no-mav-roh”). Xinomavro is being hailed as “The Barolo of Greece,” where it grows in the regions of Naoussa and Amyndeo.