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Greece is the oldest wine-producing region in the world and the first wine-producing territory in Europe. The Greeks not only pioneered new methods of viticulture and wine production but also they shared them with neighbouring regions. Pramnian wine is named in the earliest Greek poetry, today known as Lesbian wine or Icarian wine or simply Fokiano. Pramnian wine is named after the peak of the mountain Pramnos in Icaria, the Greek island of long life. In ancient Greece, every aspect of Greek viticulture — from planting, to harvesting and pressing the grape, to storage and aging — was accompanied by splendid rituals; Pramnian wine is associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries, the rites of Demeter, this is mentioned in the 11th rhapsody of Homer’s Iliad. For connoisseurs Fokiano is a great joy, Fokiano epitomises the essence of the craft in order to come up with a surprising range of pairing options in order to fulfill their gastronomical desires. Fokiano rosé is a plethoric dry rosé wine from the vineyards of the Aegean islands. With this style of rosé, you can expect a pinkish coral hue. Fokiano rosé is floral on the nose with Aegean wildflowers; on the palate, this grape can be full of wild cherries and ripe blackberries, sweet spices and herbs, and wet stones. Fokiano rosé has a long-lasting unique aftertaste. Perfect pairing with this wine would be a lazy evening with mushroom gyros, dill tzatziki, onions, fresh tomatoes, and French fries (fries are a must).