by Markus Stolz

Biblinos
Oenos

byMarkus Stolz
October 9, 2012, 1 Comment

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.

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  1. Nikos PanidisOctober 10, 2012, 12:14 pm

    I had this wine few months ago and i have to say that it was quite unusual compared to the other wines from well known Greek varieties. I liked it very much and I saw immense potential. In the area there are many unknown local varieties-vines to find, some of them very old. I hope that they will be re-discovered and revived.