Wine has been made from Limnio grape for over 2,000 years. Praised by ancient Greek poets and writers, today this grape makes fresh elegant reds with distinctive aromas of berries and herbs.
Limnio is one of the most ancient indigenous Greek varieties, famous since antiquity. In fact, it is believed that Limnio wine was made as far back as 2,000 years ago. Limnio originates from the Aegean island of Lemnos, where it is also known as Kalambaki. Moreover, historians believe that Limnio was the variety behind the legendary Lemnian red wine, praised by Aristotle, Homer and other ancient Greek historians, writers and poets.
Nowadays, Limnio is known for its ability to withstand heat and drought. It is mostly grown in Northern and Central Greece and is named amongst the most important red grapes of the country.
Aromas And Styles
If you are into lighter styles of red wine, Limnio might become your new grape of choice. It makes charming fruity wines with aromas of juicy strawberries and cherries. Other distinctive features of Limnio wines are their elegant notes of aromatic herbs, such as sage, thyme and mint. With medium body, moderate acidity and a silky mouthfeel, a good Limnio wine is elegant and gracious. These wines are mainly made in fruit-forward style, with no oak involved. They are excellent when served slightly chilled and pair perfectly well with poultry, lean meat, pasta with tomato sauce, as well as with roasted vegetables.