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The Greek grapes
Limnio

The Limnio is a Greek wine color range for which is thought to come from Limnos , mentioned by Hesiod and Aristotle that was cultivated in ancient Greece. Found throughout the Northeast and especially in Greece Halkidiki Lemnos and the Sporades.




It is a dynamic red variety, moderate liveliness and productivity. Formed a cup shape or ligneous Royat education and accepts short pruning. Normally produces two grapes per fruit shoot, the fourth and sixth node. A variety with good resistance to disease and drought resistant.
The grapes are small to medium sized pyknorraga with cylindrical or conical shape. The berries are small and spherical shape. The bark has dark blue color, medium thickness and the flesh is soft, juicy and colorless.
From this variety produced red, pink and white dry wines mostly table. This variety, however, can also give good quality red wine, giving wine alone or with other varieties synoinopoiisi. On Lemnos, the variety, produced red wines with fine characters who develop a rich bouquet. From the blend Limnio (70%) with colored French varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc (30%) produced in the Chalkidiki Wine Appellation of Origin of Superior Quality (OPAP) "Slopes Meliton. He has a deep color and velvety texture and requires little time aging in barrels for one year.
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