Fact file Biblinos Oenos, made from an unknown local grape variety
Area grown: Mount Pangeo, specifically at Biblia Chora Estate in the village of Kokkinochori, Kavala
History: The winemaking traditions in the area go back to ancient times: The Phoenicians transferred the grape variety “Biblos”, from which they produced the famous wine “Biblinos Oenos” to the vineyards at the foot of mountain Pangeon. Ancient Greeks started cultivating the variety, the wine and the area became known as Biblia Chora. At the time of Alexander the Great, the mountains had been the commander’s source of revenue for his campaigns. For more detailed info, please watch the video.
Grapes: Harvest usually takes place in the last week of September, alcohol is 13.5 to 14%, the grapes give good acidity and tannins. It is a Mediterranean variety, and resistant to disease and heat.
Nose/bouquet: Cassis, pomegranate, savoury, spicy, elegant.