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Grape in Retsina

Savvatiano (Roditis is second most planted grape in Central Greece)

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Most appellations in Greece were established in

1971

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There are two levels of PDO in Greece:

Controlled Appellation of Origin (sweet wines only)

Appellation of Superior Quality

4

Aging requirements for Reserve and Grand Reserve

Reserve

- whites: minimum 1 year of aging with at least 6 months in barrel and 3 months in bottle. and a minimum 2 years of aging

- reds: at least 1 year in barrel and 6 months in bottle

Grand Reserve

- whites: minimum 2 years aging including at least 1 year in barrel and 6 months in bottle

reds: minimum 4 years aging including at least 18 months in barrel and 18 months in bottle

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Below the PDO category are PGI wines. What does this include and how is PGI divided?

It includes the Traditional Appellations of Retsina and Verdea, an oxidative white wine produced on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea.

The PGI zones are divided into regional, district, and area levels: PGI regions are equivalent to the major regions of Greece, such as Peloponnese and Crete, whereas PGI areas are so small they may only include a single estate

6

The Greek mainland includes the regions of

Macedonia

Epirus

Peloponnese

Thessalia

Thrace

Central Greece (Sterea Ellada)

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Macedonia’s PDO regions of Naoussa and Amynteo produce red wines solely from:

the red grape Xinomavro

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Naoussa is the home of which big wine producer?

Boutari, one of Greece’s two largest producers and a major force in the modern rejuvenation of Greek winemaking.

9

What are the 7 PDOs of Pelopennese?

Nemea PDO (Agiorgitiko)

Mantinia PDO (Moschofilero)

Patras PDO

Muscat of Patras PDO

Muscat of Rio Patras PDO

Mavrodaphne of Patras PDO

Monemvasia-Malvasia PDO

10

The basket shape in which vines grow in Greece is called

Stefani (protects them from the fierce Aegean winds and collects the little moisture that becomes available as morning dew)

11

What are ALL the wine growing areas in Greece?

Aegean Islands

Central Greece

Crete

Epirus

Ionian Islands

Macedonia

Peloponnese

Thessalia

Thrace

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What are the 8 PDOs of the Aegean Islands?

Lemnos PDO

Malvasia Paros PDO

Muscat of Lemnos PDO

Muscat of Rhodes PDO

Paros PDO

Rhodes PDO

Samos PDO

Santorini PDO

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What are the PDOs of Central Greece?

There aren't any. They have a few PGI wines: Attica Evia

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What are the 7 PDOs of Crete?

Archanes PDO

Candia PDO

Dafnes PDO

Malvasia Candia PDO

Malvasia Sitia PDO

Peza PDO

Sitia PDO

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What is the 1 PDO of Epirus?

Zitsa PDO (dry and sparkling whites)

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What are the 3 PDOs of the Ionian Islands?

Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia PDO

Muscat of Cephalonia PDO

Robola of Cephalonia PDO

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What are the 4 PDOs of Macedonia?

Amynteo PDO

Goumenissa PDO

Naoussa PDO

Slopes of Meliton PDO

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What are the 3 PDOs of Thessalia?

Anchialos PDO

Messenikola PDO

Rapsani PDO

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What are the PDOs of Thrace?

There are none. The PDI is: Evros