Limnio is a historic red grape variety, mentioned by writers such as Homer, Isiodos and Polydefkis. Despite its name, it is not popular in Limnos island but well spread across Northern Greece with a great track record in regions such as Chalkidiki and Thrace.
Limnio wines are of mild red color and high alcohol, that are not particularly suitable for oak aging. Elegant to the nose and palate, its aromas consist mainly of freshly-cut herbs and red forest fruit, it is full bodied, not very acidic, with silky tannins.
Limnio-based wines can be enjoyed fresh or aged in the bottle for 4-7 years. They pair perfectly with cheese, pasta Bolognese and, while fresh, even certain fish recipes.