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Dry white wine Alcohol content: 12% vol. "Retsina of Attica" wine comes from the privately-owned vineyard and winery of the Vassiliou family in Koropi, Attica. Savvatiano, the classic grape variety of Attica, is combined with the "resin" aroma (aromatic liquid which is excreted by the tree trunks of the pine trees of Attica) to produce a wine with a pleasant and discreet taste. Enjoy its characteristic aroma and flavour with a variety of fried meze, stuffed squid, fried cod with garlic sauce, vegetable croquettes, small fried fish, french fries etc.
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    The dry white wine "Retsina of Attica" has been awarded with the Silver Medal at the Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2005.
Product History
Most of the Greek white grape varieties have roots that are lost in the mists of time. They give us wines that are easily identified by the distinctive elegant aromas of citrus blossoms and ripe yellow fruit, such as lemon, lime or Peach and yellow apple. The level of fruitiness that you taste in a wine leads to very different growing regions.
Meet the producer: Vassiliou Estate
Vassiliou Estate

It was in 1905 when Giorgos Vassiliou, the grandfather of the family, who was born and bred in the region of Mesogeia, Attikι, created his privately-owned vineyards to make his own wine. His son, Panagiotis Vassiliou, a second generation winemaker, continues the art and family tradition of wine making.After completing his studies at the University of Dijon, France, the ecologist Giorgos Vassiliou took over the family business with a view to producing bottled wine.His wish is for the bottles of wine, produced by the Vassiliou Estate, to depict in more ways than one the century-old experience and passion the family cherishes in winemaking, and ideally match it to the European know-how for the production of high quality wines.Based on this vision, he has established the winery of the Vassiliou Estate, which is located in Koropi, and is the first winery of the region that is open to the public.The privately-owned traditional vineyards are situated on the slopes of the wider area of Koropi, extending to a surface of 150 acres. The soil is calcareous, light and well-drained. The Vassiliou Estate, with a view to assuring a high quality red wine, has also bought a vineyard in the region of Nemea in the Peloponnese, where the Agiorgitiko variety, already known since ancient times, is cultivated.

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Attica was first inhabited during the Neolithic era and it has always had a central role in the historical events of Greece. Its mythical past is also of particular interest, since it was the city favoured most by the twelve Olympian gods. During ancient times, Athens, and Attiki in general was a great economic, political, intellectual and cultural force, culminating during the "Golden Age of Pericles".The Acropolis of Athens was built during that time, along with the architectural monuments of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis and many other great buildings.The Peloponnesian War, the expansion of Alexander the Great’s empire, the Roman occupation, the spreading of Christianity, the Byzantines' contempt, the arrival of the Francs, Catalans and Venetians, and finally the period of the Ottoman occupation, all marked the history of Attiki, right up to the year 1834, when Athens was nominated capital, of the finally independent Greek state.

The landscape of Attiki is characterized by the Athenian blue sky, the sun and the glorious shades that the sunset brings out on its stone mass.Also worth mentioning, are the mountains that surround the basinof Attiki with their characteristic vegetation, the national parks, the forest of Kessariani, the wetlands of Mesogeia and the beautiful sandy beaches. One can also spot native and migratory birds, visit countless archaeological sites and walk along the narrow streets of the picturesque area of Plaka, admiring the balconies of its magnificent neoclassical buildings.

In Greek Mythology, legend goes that Dionysus, god of wine and merrymaking, entrusted the inhabitants of Attica with the cultivation of the grapevine and the art of winemaking. The terroir of Mesogia, Attica, renowned for its wines, is Greece’s oldest. It is where the celebrated grape variety “Savvatiano” is grown and where Retsina, the queen of Attica wines, reigns supreme. Retsina is under a Traditional Appellation certification as its unique, traditional traits guarantee a product of special taste and true Greek character. Apart from Mesogia, the region of Attica also includes the area of Piraeus which is Greece’s and the eastern Mediterranean’s largest port celebrated for its strategic and trading significance since ancient times. Today, it is Greece’s and the Greek economy’s largest hub of commercial activities and has the highest passenger traffic among European ports. The Prefecture of Attica is often a preferred destination for visitors as it combines countless, breathtaking vistas with a wide range of entertainment and culinary choices

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«Retsina of Attica» Traditional Appelation "Domaine Vassiliou" white wine 750ml

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Product code: 000539 Gross Weight 1.11kg
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A retsina with a discreet aroma and flavour!
Meet the producer: Vassiliou Estate
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