by Markus Stolz

This is the first of a series of videos showing you 100 different grape varieties from Greece.   Fact File Kydonitsa Area grown: Lakonia, Peleponnese History: Kydonitsa was widely grown in ancient and Byzantime times. From 1460 until 1828, this part of Greece was ruled by the Turks, under Ottoman rule alcohol consumption came to a sudden halt. Kydonitsa was recently discovered in old vineyards and cultivated systematically by local viticulturists. The results of this work are now beginning to show. Grapes: White, grow in relatively loose elongated bunches. They are medium-sized and turn golden yellow when ripe, harvest takes place ...