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Mylopotamos

The estate is located in the municipality of Karyes am Berg Athos in the Greek wine region Macedonia, It is run by monks from the Megisti Lavra monastery. The Byzantine monk Athanassios Athonitis (925 / 930-1000) chose the place for the construction of one of the first branches of the monastery, which was completed in 973. Even then, wine and olives were grown here. A revival took place in the early 1990s with the planting of new vines. The vineyards cover just over four hectares of vines, planted with the white varieties Roditis and Muscat d'Alexandrie, as well as the red varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Limnio and Muscat d'Hamburg. The majority of them are farmed organically certified. The organic wines are called Topikos Oinos (country wines) Agioritikos produced by the Holy Mountain (Ágion Óros). In addition, an Oinomeli Rosé and the sweet wine are made in a conventional manner Nama bottled. Every year, up to 80,000 bottles of wine are produced, which are also increasingly exported. There are also distillates like Tsipouro (Pomace brandy) produced.

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