by Markus Stolz

Part of a series of videos to bring 100 different grape varieties from Greece to you. Fact File Kotsifali Area grown: Indigenous to Crete, where it is largely cultivated in the prefecture of Heraklion, only sporadically grown on Cyclades. History: There is plenty of evidence that a wine culture has existed in Crete from 3000 BC. Between 1974 and the end of 1980 phylloxera destroyed many vines on the island and caused replanting on resistant rootstocks. Grapes: Black colour. Vigorous, high yielding vines that have a medium burst period and a medium ripening time. The grapes usually ripen between the end of August and early September. The resulting ...

This is the third video in my quest to bring 100 different grape varieties from Greece to you. Fact File Petroulianos Area grown: Lakonia, Peleponnese History: Petroulianos is one of the real ancient grape varieties of Greece. It is actually quite rare. Today, it is mainly used as a blend, but varietal bottlings are well ...

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 ...