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Limnos

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The Greek Volcanic island (also Lemnos or Limnio) with almost 480 km² is located in the northern Aegean between the peninsula Athos in the northwest and the mainland of Asia Minor in the east. Here lived the Greek mythology of limping Hephaestus (Roman Vulcanus), the Greek god of fire and blacksmith. The Greek poet Homer (8th century BC) in his work "Iliad" refers to the island as the source of the wine of the Greek army at the siege of Troy and tells how Hephaestus forged new weapons for the hero Achilles. Towards the end of the 19th century destroyed the phylloxera the vineyards with autochthonous Vines, a reconstruction was carried out mainly with the varieties Moscato Aspro ( Muscat Blanc ) and Muscat d'Alexandrie,

The vineyards cover about 1,200 hectares of vineyards. There are two POP appellations, The white wine Limnos is made from the varieties Moscato Aspro and Muscat d'Alexandrie. He will dry. medium-dry and lovely expanded. The sweet dessert wine Muscat from Limnos is 100% unmixed of the sort Muscat d'Alexandrie generated. From this there are the versions Vin doux naturel, Vin de liqueur (both gespritet ) and Vin naturellement doux, If the grapes of particularly old vineyards with low earnings may be the name Vin Doux Grand Cru am label be used. An unqualified red wine is made from the indigenous variety Limnio generated. Well-known producers are Limnos Organic Wines and Hatzigeorgiou,

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