“Ariousia Chora” White Dry Wine (Π.Γ.Ε.) 750ml.
With a yellowish green color that indicates freshness and an excellent vinification technique, contains intense aromas of white fruit, as well as green apple and lime. It comes from the varieties Athiri and Assyrtiko. A pleasant acidity gives the nerve and personality to this wine, as a result of the characteristic Asyrtiko variety.
in ancient times, the island of Chios was famous for it’ s a wine. Τhe Greek god of wine Dionysus gave his personal blessing to the island and its storied nectar. It is fabled that the wine god’s son, Oenopion, became the mythical king of Chios and taught the Islanders the art of vine cultivation. According to the legend, Oenopion had five sons:
Talon, Evanthis, Melas, Salagos and Athamas and these became the names of the 5 qualities of Chian wine.
The land between Mount Pelinneon and Amani, Northwest of the island, has a special microclimate, optimum for winemaking. Τhis area was referred to as the land of Ariousia and is associated with one of the most famous wines in Greek history.
While at first, the wine’s fame extended only to the island of Chios, soon became renowned all over Greece.The Chian ships transported it throughout the Mediterranean and were served at the most exclusive symposiums.
Poet’s far and near sung the praises of the Ariousios wine and it was called “the nectar of the gods”.. Because of this, the term “Homer’s wine” was attributed to the Ariousios grapes and the wine’s fame lived for more than 1,500 years into the rise and fall of the Byzantines. In the Aegean and beyond, the name Ariousios rang in the ears of wine lovers just as Bordeaux has rung in the ears of connoisseurs for the last 150 years.Recently on Chios, the name “Ariousios” has been replaced by the “wine of Kourounia,” a small village down the road that has kept alive the ancient Greek tradition of winemaking on the island.