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Red wine from Greece made from the most popular grape varieties
The wine country of Greece is known for its millennia-old tradition in wine. Greek red wine was already being drunk in ancient times. When talking about viticulture, the name Crete comes up in this context. The largest island in Greece is one of the oldest wine regions. This is probably why it is known as the "cradle of Greek wine".
One of the most important red grape varieties is called Romeiko. It is not only very productive on Crete. This popular red grape variety also thrives in other wine-growing regions of Greece. A very elegant red wine variety bears the Asian-sounding name Agiorgitiko. It is the basis for a famous Greek red wine with a velvety taste, whose dark red color shines mysteriously in the red wine glass. Incidentally, this red wine grape variety is also known as "Saint George", Mavro Nemea or St. George's grape.
Other well-known Greek red wine varieties are
Would you like to buy a top-class Greek red wine online? We recommend the "Mount Athos Vineyards" from Tsantall from 2009, a powerful red wine from Greece with a gentle scent of pine cones,
with the taste of fresh berries,
Shimmering ruby red,
characterized by roasted aromas.
Red wine from Greece: quality levels
Single-varietal Greek red wine or a cuvée? It has to be red quality wine from Greece! And you can buy it online at Vinello. Although the Greeks can look back on a long wine tradition, the very first wine law dates back to "modern times". To be precise, it dates back to 1934. I wonder if the famous "wine of Samos" played a part in this?
In the 1970s, a new wine law was passed in Greece, which now regulates wine qualities. There are now four different quality levels that generally apply to Greek wine:
There are also other criteria in the quality wine regions of Greece. Certain regulations also apply within the so-called "appellations" for winegrowers who produce quality red wine and white wine.
Greek red wine and its vintages
Red wine lovers are sure to have high-quality wine rarities from Greece in their wine cellars for special occasions. Would you like to order one of the best Greek vintage red wines online? A great vintage was the 1998. The Economu Liatiko, Grand Reserve, is an excellent PDO red wine from the top 1999 vintage. Top Greek red wines have also emerged from previous years.
Red wine from Greece: Stylish from the copper jug, accompanied by delicious food
Have you ever drunk Greek red wine from a copper jug? In Greece's traditional restaurants, this is not an impossibility. Wines are not only presented to guests in bottles and poured into wine glasses, but are also served in glass or copper jugs. In many tavernas, the wine barrels are usually located directly in the bar. A freshly tapped Greek red wine from an oak barrel is a delicacy.
If you are planning a cozy evening at home with cheese specialties, olives, pomegranates, fruit variations and chocolate cakes, it is best to pour a red Melodikos from INO. A sweet red wine from one of the best red wine regions in Greece, its fruity aroma is irresistible.
If you would like to buy red wine from Greece, we invite you to our wine shop! On top of that, we offer delicious delicacies that should not be missing on a cozy red wine evening.
Greek white wine - an ode to the sun in a glass
In the picturesque vineyards of Greece, where ancient traditions meet modern winemaking techniques, a white wine of incomparable sophistication and variety of flavors is created. These wines not only reflect the uniqueness of the Mediterranean climate, but also tell the fascinating story of a millennia-old winemaking tradition.
Greek white wine, shaped by the intense sunshine of the Aegean, presents itself in a kaleidoscope of aromas and nuances. The use of authentic grape varieties such as Assyrtiko, Malagousia and Moschofilero gives the wine a characteristic freshness and elegance that is appreciated by connoisseurs all over the world.
An outstanding feature of Greek white wines is their ability to convey the terroir in every bottle. The mineral accents, which often come from volcanic soils, give the wines a unique structure and depth. The Mediterranean breeze that sweeps over the vineyards leaves its mark in every sip. A combination of land and sea that makes the wine a true pleasure experience.
These wines are not only a product of nature, but also the result of the careful handiwork of passionate winegrowers. In small, family-run wineries, every step, from harvest to vinification, is carried out with dedication and respect for tradition. This personal commitment is reflected in the high quality of every drop.
Greek white wine is not just a drink, but a journey through the centuries. A tribute to the sun-drenched hills and the heritage of Greek viticulture. Discover the aromatic diversity and captivating history in every bottle. A pleasure that invites you to fall in love with the culture and magic of Greece. Cheers - to the taste of the sun in your glass!
Why buy Greek wine from Vinello?
Because we love fine wines and exquisite spirits! Our wine shop is always well stocked. Whether Greek red wine, top wine from Australia, rosé wine from the best wine regions in the world: Vinello spoils you with fine wines and delicious treats. Our qualified sommeliers will be happy to answer all your questions about wine enjoyment over the phone.
If you are looking for an unusual gift for a real wine lover, why not give them a wine subscription from Vinello? You'll be sure to bring joy and pleasure!
At night in the taverna, Greek red wine, a small snack and muted music: how wonderful it was on vacation! Don't be sad, you can buy red wine from Greece from us online, order Greek specialties and enjoy the vacation atmosphere. Dream of northern Greece, of the wonderful wine regions, the Halkidiki peninsula with its beautiful "appendages" Athos, Kassandra and Sithonia. Where hospitality and joie de vivre are at home, that's where it comes from - Greek red wine, traditionally pressed and tasty to the last drop.
Red wine sweet or sweet and heavy, dry and aromatic? You can order Greek wine made from red grapes from Vinello in various flavors!
Things to know about Greek Wine
Which wine regions are particularly well-known in Greece and which grape varieties are grown there? Greece has several important wine regions, including the Peloponnese, Macedonia, Epirus and Crete. Popular grape varieties include Assyrtiko, Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro and Moschofilero.
What role does "retsina" wine play in the Greek wine tradition? Retsina is a unique Greek wine made by adding pine resin during fermentation. This practice dates back to ancient times and gives the wine a characteristic taste with resinous notes.
What awards have Greek wines received in recent years? Greek wines have gained international recognition in recent years. Some awards include medals for Assyrtiko wines from Santorini as well as awards for red wines such as Xinomavro from the Naoussa region.
Are there organically grown wines and sustainable wine practices in Greece? Yes, many Greek winemakers are committed to organic farming and sustainable practices. There are certifications such as "Organic Wine" and "Biodynamic Wine", which indicate environmentally friendly wine production.
Which wines go well with Greek cuisine and traditional dishes? Greek wines are versatile and go well with the flavors of the local cuisine. Assyrtiko harmonizes well with seafood, Agiorgitiko complements meat dishes, and Moschofilero is a good accompaniment to lighter dishes and starters.
Where can I buy Greek wine? You can buy Greek wine in well-stocked specialist shops or online, e.g. at VINELLO.
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