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Τhe Wines of Crete - Terroir Report

From the legends of the past and the great revelations of Sir Arthur Evans at the beginning of the 20th century, when he discovered an ideogram for wine in Linear B (the earliest attested form of Greek) at the archaeological site of Knossos, Cretan wine has come a long way. Despite its long history, the industry has only recently begun producing high-quality wines after decades of low-quality bulk wine, which was often oxidised from the very start. 

The jump in quality is impressive and is the result of many factors: a new generation of producers that studied abroad and brought home fresh innovative ideas; a mosaic of fascinating indigenous varieties; the explosion of the tourist industry, and the intensive activities of the Wines of Crete network, that have managed to bring to life the best of Cretan Wine.

This e-book in English which extends in 84 pages, is a guide to Crete to its varieties and terroirs. It includes sections on history, grape varieties, and the different terroirs, together with the present and future of the industry. 

Discover and explore it.

Contents include:

  • History
  • Varieties of PGI Crete
  • Crete in Time
  • Vintages
  • Ageing potential
  • Today
  • Future
  • Cretan Gastronomy
  • Beyond Wine