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by Markus Stolz

This is the second video in my quest to bring 100 different grape varieties from Greece to you. Fact File Monemvasia Area grown: Lakonia, Peleponnese, also Paros and Evia. History: Wine made from Monemvasia - also called Malvasia - started to emerge as the most popular wine in about 1200. It was renowned for its quality and was supplied to the imperial dining table in Roman occupied Constantinople. In 1342, wine merchants began to face problems with duties. The Venetians started production in Crete. The wine could no longer be identified with the provenance that had earlier guaranteed its characteristic qualities. The Monemvasia wines from Crete ...