Grape in Retsina
Savvatiano (Roditis is second most planted grape in Central Greece)
Most appellations in Greece were established in
There are two levels of PDO in Greece:
Controlled Appellation of Origin (sweet wines only)
Appellation of Superior Quality
Aging requirements for Reserve and Grand 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
- 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
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
The Greek mainland includes the regions of
Central Greece (Sterea Ellada)
Macedonia’s PDO regions of Naoussa and Amynteo produce red wines solely from:
the red grape Xinomavro
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.
What are the 7 PDOs of Pelopennese?
Nemea PDO (Agiorgitiko)
Mantinia PDO (Moschofilero)
Muscat of Patras PDO
Muscat of Rio Patras PDO
Mavrodaphne of Patras PDO
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)
What are ALL the wine growing areas in Greece?
What are the 8 PDOs of the Aegean Islands?
Malvasia Paros PDO
Muscat of Lemnos PDO
Muscat of Rhodes PDO
What are the PDOs of Central Greece?
There aren't any. They have a few PGI wines: Attica Evia
What are the 7 PDOs of Crete?
Malvasia Candia PDO
Malvasia Sitia PDO
What is the 1 PDO of Epirus?
Zitsa PDO (dry and sparkling whites)
What are the 3 PDOs of the Ionian Islands?
Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia PDO
Muscat of Cephalonia PDO
Robola of Cephalonia PDO
What are the 4 PDOs of Macedonia?
Slopes of Meliton PDO
What are the 3 PDOs of Thessalia?
What are the PDOs of Thrace?
There are none. The PDI is: Evros