Monemvassia (mo-nem-VASE-ee-a)

Greek variety found mainly on the Cyclades islands in the Aegean notably Paros and in the southern Peloponnese peninsula. Makes both dry and sweet wines. The name is said to come from the fortified medieval port city Monemvasia which, thanks to an earthquake in 375 AD is now an island connected to the mainland by one bridge. In Greek, moni emvassis means “single entrance.”


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