Keo Wine Commandaria St. John

Other Grape | Cyprus
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This unique wine, produced from some of the oldest varieties of grapes in the world, has been widely appreciated since ancient times. Commandaria was named by the Knights of St. John, who ma... Read more
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Country Cyprus
Region Koumandaria
Type Dessert Wine, Red Wine
Varietal Other Grape

This unique wine, produced from some of the oldest varieties of grapes in the world, has been widely appreciated since ancient times. Commandaria was named by the Knights of St. John, who made the wine famous throughout the kingdoms of Europe. Keo's Commandaria St. John wine offers a luscious, sweet taste, a powerful bouquet of dried fruit, spices, and oak wood.

KEO's Commandaria St. John is produced from a rare ancient indigenous grape variety, xynisteri, whose grapes come from a denominated area, on the eastern slopes of Troodos mountain range, giving the wine an "appellation of origin" status. The grapes grow in volcanic soils, poor and thin, thus producing a low yield but of good-quality crop. The grapes are left to overripe and after harvesting they are exposed directly to the sun on rooftops to increase their sugar content.

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