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Jordan

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Jordânia (PO)

Already in biblical At times, wine was cultivated in the Jordan Valley. The Nabataean nomadic people founded 150 BC. The kingdom of Nabataea with the capital Petra in what is now Jordan. Wine presses and murals found in this town suggest a wine culture that under the Roman rule from 63 BC. BC was maintained. Today, 90% of the population are Muslims, and the Christian minority does little to cultivate them. In 2012 the vineyard area covered 4,000 hectares, of which mainly table grapes to be produced. Part of it is also used for brandy arrack used. The vineyards are located in the region around the Bible City of Madaba mentioned several times about 30 kilometers south of the capital Amman. It will be the wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay. Merlot. Muscat Blanc. Pinot gris and Sauvignon Blanc cultured. About the Wine production volumes nothing is known.

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