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Commandaria

Commandaria

Commandaria

Lambouri Commandaria Legacy is made from the indigenous Mavro and Xinisteri grapes, grown at the exclusive Commandaria Region of Cyprus, on the foothills of the Troodos Mountains.

The Lambouri Commandaria Legacy is one of the very few vintaged Commandaria. The 2000 vintage was aged in oak barrels for at least 9 years.

It is an origin-controlled sweet wine that has been aged in oak casks of several years. The color is intense caramel, while on the palate it is sweet and full bodied, with a long finish.

Dried grape wine from Cyprus was first described in 800 B.C. by the Greek poet Hesiod, In the 12th century, Richard the Lion Heart, enjoyed it greatly at his weddin gin Cyprus. He proclaimed it the "wine of Kings, and the King of Wines".

The Knights Templar's estate in Cyprus was known as the "Gran Commanderie", which later was known as Commandaria. When the knights exported this wine to Europe's royal courts, the wine rose to international fame. Thus it is the second oldest named wine in the world still in production, after the biblical Cypriot wine "Ya'in Kafrisin".