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2016 Domaine Glinavos Vlahiko 750ml

2016 Domaine Glinavos Vlahiko

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Producer: Domaine Glinavos
Website: http://www.glinavos.gr/en/

Price: $34.99
Sale Price: $29.99

Availability: 24

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Varietal: Vlahiko
The predominantly indigenous red grape variety of Epirus, that has been cultivated for a very long time in the area of Zitsa at an altitude higher than 600 metres and in sloping limestone soils. It exhibits the characteristics of the cold climate in the mountainous regions where it is produced and which endures low temperatures, limited sunlight and regular rainfalls.

Country: Greece
With nearly 30 centuries of wine making and responsible for spreading vines across much of the Mediterranean, it goes without saying that Greece is steeped in viticultural history. Given that most grapes grown today go into making raisins and table grapes and that production normally on a very small traditional scale, wine is a relatively small part of the agricultural sector. That said, vineyards are planted in all parts of the country from as far south as the island Crete all the way to the most northern limits of the country in regions such as Goumenissa. The countries specialty is Retsina; before glass or oak barrels were used, earthenware was the favored material for making vessels, however given how porous it can be the Amphorae's were lined with resin to become air tight. The result was a wine with a distinct and desirable flavor. Today Retsina wine is replicated by adding small pieces of pine resin to the fermenting must until the first racking separates wine from all solids. The Muscat of Sámos is probably the country's second most favorite wine. Grown on high elevations on terraces plots on the islands steepest hillsides it appears in three distinct styles; Sámos Doux, a vin de liqueur, Sámos Vin Doux Naturel, and Sámos Nectar, made from dried in the sun.

Region: Ioannina
Located at a semi-mountainous microclimate, which extends to approximately 250 acres and is one of the most remote and distant areas in Northwestern Greece.


Type: Red
Red wine is wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The color of red differs based on the grapes variety or varieties used. Interestingly, black grapes yield a juice that is greenish-white. The actual red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) from the skin of the grape (exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice). Most of the production centers around the extraction of color and flavor from the grape skin.