The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Kalabaki, Kalambaki, Kalampaki, Lembiotiko, Lemnia, Lemnio, Lemniotico, Limniona, Limniotico and Mavro Limnio. It must not be with the variety Limniona to be confused, according to which DNA analysis genetically differentiates. According to a no longer verifiable, improbable hypothesis, it should be different from that of Aristotle (384-322 BC) and Hesiod (~ 750-680 BC) mentioned variety Lemnia (Limnia) descend. The late ripening vine is resistant to drought but prone to wrong people mildew and Botrytis, It produces body-rich, tannic and alcohol-rich red wines with emphasized acidity, as well as spicy aromas of sage and laurel. These are pressed according to type, or with Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Mavrotragano blended. The variety is on the eponymous island Limnos in the Aegean grown. There are other stocks on the mainland in the regions Macedonia ( Cotes de Meliton ) and Thrace, In 2010, 372 hectares of vineyards were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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