Wine production is an art that reflects the rich history and culture of a country. Greece, the land of ancient Gods and mythology, possesses valuable wine varieties that are a proud emblem of its cultural heritage. The grape varieties Moschato Mavro Tyrnavou and Syrah are hidden treasures of Greece, offering an opportunity for unforgettable tasting experiences.
According to Mr Athanasios Pliakas, Sales Manager of the Agricultural Winery Cooperative of Tirnavos, "Moschato Mavro Tyrnavou is known for its high sugar content, aromatic character, and fresh taste. It is found in the vineyards of central Greece, especially in Tirnavos, where it thrives. I would characterize it as a rare, light, and remarkably modern wine."
On the other hand, Syrah is one of Greece's most famous red wine varieties. "The Syrah variety produces wines with a strong aromatic profile, including notes of black fruits, spices, and black pepper. It's rich flavour and long evolution make Syrah one of the top choices, standing out for its abundant aromatic composition of ripe red fruits with a spicy aftertaste and discreet tannins," stated Mr Pliakas.
As the grape varieties Moschato Mavro Tirnavou and Syrah have been travelling from Greece to Australia in recent years through the "Promotion of Varietal Wines in Australia" program, co-financed by Greece and the European Union during the period 2020 – 2023, with the Agricultural Winery Cooperative of Tirnavos as the beneficiary.
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