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Cephalonia (GB)

The Greek Islet (also Kefallinia, Kephallonia, Zephalonia) with some secondary islands over 900 km ² is the largest of the Ionian Islands, The main town is Argostolion. Already closed Homer Times (8th century BC) wine was grown here. In the course of its history, the island was under the rule of the Romans, Franks, Turks, Venetians, French and English. In 1953 there was a severe earthquake, almost half of the population left the island. In the 1980s, the island first appeared on the island phylloxera on and caused huge problems.

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At an altitude of 250 to 800 meters predominate on barren, stony limestone soils autochthonous Grape varieties cultivated. The most common variety is Robola, others are Thiniatiko ( Mavrodaphne ), Moscato Aspro ( Muscat Blanc ), Perahoritiko ( Savatiano ) Tsaoussi and Zakynthino, There are three POP appellations,

The dry white wine Robola of Kefallonia (also short Robola or Rompola) is unmixed from the variety Robola pressed. This is the only Greek appellation named after a grape variety. The vineyards cover 180 hectares and are located in the southern part of the island, on the plateau of Omala.

The white dessert wine Muscat from Kefallonia is varietal pressed from the variety Moscato Aspro. He is called Vin doux naturel (talked about) and as Vin naturellement doux generated. If the grapes of particularly old vineyards with low earnings may be the name Vin Doux Grand Cru am label be used. The sweet red wine Mavrodaphne from Kefallonia is obtained sorted from the variety Mavrodaphne. Important producers are Calligas, Cosmetatos and Metaxa,

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